Sometimes all you want to update is Java, and not your entire Oracle Solaris environment. But Java is packaged as part of the Oracle Solaris systems software, and Oracle recommends that you update all the system software at once, since it was tested together.
What can you do?
Derived from 1971 Transcience Corporation comic book advertisement
When it comes to web browsing, I have little patience with amateurish sites and won’t hesitate to point out problems and flaws to the webmaster—if I can find a link to them, that is.
Well, I’ve already made one reference reference to Clint Eastwood, I might as well make another, if only indirectly. So, here goes: the topic today is drawing. That is, making drawings with Oracle hardware components.
Recently someone asked me what Oracle's official position was regarding disabling RPC devices to increase security on Solaris 10 and Solaris 11.
The year is 1971. Apollo 14 lands on the Moon. The Ed Sullivan Show airs its final episode. IBM invents the 8-inch floppy disk. The first e-mail is sent. Dirty Harry utters his most famous line: '...you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?'
When we talk about cloud, we tend to focus on The Cloud. Enterprise. Government. Scalable. Fast. Big. Bigger. Fastest. That's all wicked impressive, but it's not something I can do on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Now, I like and use Dropbox. There are other easy-to-use cloud services out there similar to Dropbox. But my Inner Geek wants his own cloud. Something modest and unassuming. Itty bitty, even. Just for fun.
We take networking for granted, forgetting how far we have come over the last quarter century, when (for example) the Sun offices were connected via phone lines and we had to solder and pull our own 10Base5 thick net Ethernet cables. Some of you will remember what a pain that was: a bad solder connection or a kink in the cable would result in days of troubleshooting. Those of you who are too young: be grateful. It wasn’t always so simple.
Bjoern Rost began his professional life as a sysadmin, and no doubt through the clever use of scripts became the CEO of his own consulting company. Oracle recently announced his appointment to Oracle ACE Director. Here's some background information about Bjoern and his company, a video interview, and links to his most recent blog posts.