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On the eve of Halloween, Oracle has asked sysadmins to send it horror movies, or at least screen-capture videos of the issues they want Big O's support teams to solve. Oracle has a name for this service: Demo It To Oracle, or DITO for short. The idea is simple: rather than try to explain a bug to an Oracle service chap, or …

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IMO, Oracle has been a horror-show right from the git-go.

That's why I don't use it, or recommend it. Anywhere.

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Re: IMO, Oracle has been a horror-show right from the git-go.

So, you didn't like it 30 years ago, don't use it, but feel qualified to comment on it being a horror show today? Yeah, that works.

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@ Phil O'Sophical (was: Re: IMO, Oracle has been a horror-show right from the git-go.)

I don't use oracle products, nor do I recommend same.

The above doesn't mean that I don't evaluate it.

Please, learn to read for content. Ta.

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Just for *this* Halloween?

We have been waiting over 6 months for a couple of critical (i.e. total usage failure) bug-fixes on their storage product, and years for some other bugs to be fixed.

The whole point of Oracle "support" is to take your money and try to talk the problem to death with escalation manager after escalation manager doing SFA. The whole Oracle "escalation process" reminds me of the Escher drawing of the monks climbing a never-ending closed staircase.

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Re: Just for *this* Halloween?

The whole Oracle "escalation process" reminds me of the Escher drawing

lol! +1

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eve of Halloween?

Halloween means All Hallows eve (as 1st November is All Hallows day).

So what your saying All Hallows eve eve!

So does this mean that today is Christmas eve + (eve * 47)?

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The horror......

Oracle licensing model, brings me out in a cold sweat just thinking about it.

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Re: The horror......

Having been though an Oracle licensing audit myself I feel your pain!

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Just record a session with one of their salesman talking about licensing

That should be enough

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Record a bull session between sysadmins...

About how much of the IT budget is hoovered up paying Oracle maintenance fees :)

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Isnt java a horror story?

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