Oracle has released a hefty load of security updates that address a total of 104 different vulnerabilities across its product lines. The database giant said its latest Critical Patch Update includes fixes for its middleware and database platforms, as well as the Hyperion, Siebel, and PeopleSoft platforms and a number of former …
Did they by any chance take on any Microsoft staff recently?
Just curious :p
Doubt it. But the business model of ERP vendors is spookily similar to Microsoft: Sell on outrageous promises, ream out customer with equally outrageous licence costs, all in return for the use of truly ancient bug addled code with a shit user interface.
Quite why CIOs are so stupid as to believe that ERP will fix all their problems I don't know.
Wonder if Oracle Forms will move into the 21st Century? Imagine not getting queries about fixing snags with a JRE 1.6. Never mind - I'm sure there is a simple migration path to something more modern.
Thank the good Lord for this sort of enlightened closed source crap. It's how Enterprise works - hallelujah.
In a few years time you kids will end up like me. This is what the real world is like - and it costs a bloody fortune for my customers. I only get to try and repair the damage caused by the difference between "open" and reality in a browser.
At least if you use the latest trendy open source stuff, the lunch bill let alone the license bill is rather less.
You can keep your f******* Enterprise grade bollocks to yourself
has been certifed with 1.7 for a while now, on 11g at least
0racle is responsible for designing the socialist market computer for health insurance for the state of Oregon. Exactly zero people were able to enroll. This is the biggest FAIL of all the lousy enrollment computers. Change the letter"O" in 0racle to a number "0"!
Is this still broken or did they fix this?
...Larry Ellison could spend a bit more time on the "shop floor" and a little less time "twatting about in a boat"?
No longer a concern
So glad I got rid of Java on my home machine a couple of months ago (after I changed the last piece of software that used it). Java was horrible software, had an annoying update installer and my computer is noticeably more responsive since I got rid of it, even though I always tried to disable the 'always running' bits of it.
Considering how much Oracle database software is used in large (especially public) organisations I do wonder how full of holes it is and how vulnerable important databases are.
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