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Red Hat heading for Oracle buyout?

I know it’s been said before, but I read this and thought, once Red Hat’s market value starts to drop Oracle could get a really good deal. I thought the reference to the quality of Red Hat’s support was quite comical. I’ve always found their support to be terrible. To be more specific, you raise […]

Get your OTN Installfest Media kits…

The first 500 people at Wim Coekaerts (VP of Linux and Virtualization Engineering) Q&A session getthe OTN installfest media kit. It contains: Enterprise Linux 5 U4 32 & 64 bit Oracle 11g R2 Database 32 & 64 bit Fusion Middleware DVD for Linux SQL Developer APEX Oracle VM (2.1.5) And much more… The event is […]

New Disaster Recovery Blog (Dbvisit)…

While I was in Chile at the CLOUG event I met Arjen and Bertie from Avisit Solutions Limited, who produce an alternative to Oracle Data Guard called Dbvisit. Unlike Data Guard, you can use Dbvisit with Standard Edition, so it can be a real money saver. The company have started a new blog, so if […]

VMware ESX Server 4.0 Released…

I guess the Oracle-Sun news makes everything else seem pretty small scale, so the launch of VMware ESX Server 4.0 will probably go largely unnoticed. I’ve used many of the VMware offerings (Workstation, Server, GSX Server, ESX Server, ESXi, Intrastructure etc.) and seen the demos of the advanced features and they are impressive, but I […]

CLOUG – Final Thoughts…

So I’m back home and I have to adjust to normal life again. The CLOUG event was great fun and I hope to visit Chile again soon. A big thank you to all those involved and all the attendees for turning up. Cheers Tim…

Mark all as read…

You may have noticed I’ve not written much recently. There are lots of things going on at the moment, none of which are really conducive to sitting down and writing about Oracle. Anyway, today I’ve decided to clear my backlog of emails and blog posts. The emails were tough, but the “Mark all as read” […]

Missing UKOUG…

I’m a bit hacked off because I’m missing out on UKOUG… I got a free pass to check out the conference this year and I can’t go because I’ve got a cold. I spent the whole of yesterday in bed and I think I’m going back there now. I’m bored out of my brain, but […]

More Frankfurt News…

I was told about 23:00 last night I would be on a flight at 9:45 this morning. I’ve been standing in a queue for an hour to be told I’m not on the flight. I’m currently 2nd on the standby list for a flight that has been overbooked by about 50 people. I really don’t […]

Case Sensitive Passwords in 11g…

This article is the last in the “Security: New Features” section of the OCP upgrade exam syllabus, which includes: Case Sensitive Passwords Tablespace Encryption Fine Grained Access to Network Services Just because these are the only security new features listed in the exam, don’t be fooled into thinking they are the only things you should […]

Never Back Down…

I went to see Never Back Down on Saturday evening. The trailer looked like an episode of “The O.C.” or “One Tree Hill” with some fighting in, so I was expecting it to be really bad. On looking at the cast list, it turns out some of the cast have appeared in episodes of those […]