[rescue] U5 coming, looking for some advice

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Sun Oct 24 19:52:43 CDT 2010

On 10/24/10 18:09, Sandwich Maker wrote:
> " From: hike <mh1272 at gmail.com>
> " 
> " check the oracle site--someone said that hobbyist licenses were the same as
> " with sun.
> the big difference is that oracle has completely cut access to patches
> for hobbyists without money.  you can't even get java updates, which
> are still free for windows and linux.

It's almost as though Oracle were trying to, you know, either kill off
or monetize the hobbyist segment, or something like that...

Even Microsoft figured out eventually that restricting access to
security patches was bad for *everyone*.

  Phil Stracchino, CDK#2     DoD#299792458     ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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