* Posts by pdxITgirl

3 posts • joined 20 Nov 2017

Oracle finally targets Java non-payers – six years after plucking Sun


Re: That time of year again

Well when you are forced to install applications for your users that require Java, you have no choice. Not to mention all the products (like HP switches and Dell DRACs) that require it for the web interface to function. So while I'd love to retire Java once and for all for my entire network, I cannot. Unfortunately. As every machine has *at least* one thing that requires it.

Could they make the licensing requirements any more confusing though? The installer is now warning about Jan 2019 being the cutoff for security updates, so this is the first I've even heard of any of this. So now I need to figure out which versions are installed companywide and figure out what I need to replace existing versions with to ensure updates. And when your patch management / desktop auditing system just happens to be malfunctioning, that's really, really going to suck.

Shhh! DropBox 'quietly files' for IPO


If you want your sensitive files stored on refrigerators on the showroom floor at Frys! What a world we live in..

Germans force Microsoft to scrap future pushy Windows 10 upgrades


Re: Don't F***ing talk to me about W10 upgrades

Some of us ARE sys admins, explicitly deny these KB's in WSUS, and MS still forces it anyway! Like they've done every couple of days since the beginning of October on my work laptop, including FIVE TIMES LAST NIGHT! Despite my best efforts, a couple of user laptops STILL got auto upgraded to 10. I hate hate hate HATE MS!!!! Dealing with this crap for two many decades. I've done everything possible to keep this from happening, and they're still pushing it. NO WAY I'm allowing 10 on this network.

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