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Oracle's autumn batch of quarterly updates included no fewer than 127 security fixes, including 51 for Java alone. The arrival of the Critical Patch Update (CPU) from Oracle means pretty much all of the enterprise server packages from the software giant need patching. Oracle Database Server, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle …

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Do Oracle and Microsoft share programmers? I often wonder if these two best mates are fighting over wanting the coveted "most security holes award of all time" trophy lmao

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Anybody else find it has completely borked their corporate web vpn?

We use Citrix for ours, and now no one that upgraded their home machines (pcs or macs) last night can dial in to the network remotely.

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That's security for you - no worries mate, it will be fixed in the next patch.

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It has also borked the national danish single-signon service "NemID", which everyone is compelled to use for logging into banks, tax systems, health care, ... anything. The official message right now is "don't upgrade, and if you did then here is how to downgrade".

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Still tries to foist Ask on you *in a security update*

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Paris Hilton

Hold on - how?

I just download the 64 Linux zip file. Uncompress. Set symlink from PATH. Done...

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You're running Windows, so you clearly enjoy a load of crap being installed on your machine.

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Holes

"Oracle's biz suites have more holes than a Swiss cheese"

Unlike their boat.

Perhaps they should just stick to what they are good at and forget the whole computer tech thing?

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Cal that a patch?

And now the patches patches patches have been patched once again ... you would think by this time that someone would have sat down and said, "It's time to rewrite the entire environment"

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WTF?

Is that the same Oracle that said that open source is crap?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/10/15/oracle_says_open_source_has_no_place_in_military_apps/

Seems that the biblical saying about the mote in the eye is about right

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WTF?

Loopy

Trying to update 64bit Flash and just get a website page loop.

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Paris Hilton

Re: Loopy

Flash?? I think that's another company's bailywick?

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Re: Loopy

Oh, I dunno - one of the many updates

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Coffee/keyboard

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It's been that way for a couple of weeks. Although, before it was trying to run the .deb on my Fedora machine.

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They also want to add ask spyware

Oracle also wants to add the ask spy-ware / adware to your computer free of charge. I don't know who at Oracle thinks this is smart, because it's not and this is just speeding up development for an open source replacement of java.

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Re: They also want to add ask spyware

the Open Source variant is already there, and is called OpenJDK. Works just fine with most things. [1]

[1] In terms of Java "most things" means for me: server-side stuff. The "build once, run anywhere" slogan hasn't applied to client-side Java for about 5 years, if not more, because of the increasing dependency on operating system support (see article).

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Re: They also want to add ask spyware

They also provide installers without potentially unwanted extras.

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre7-downloads-1880261.html

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Re: They also provide installers without potentially unwanted extras...

... you mean, they really bother creating a no-op installer, something that just pretends to install java but doesn't ?

(can imagine Oracle charging for that one ...)

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