Oracle to Buy Sun Microsystems

Posted 25 CommentsPosted in Business, Database, Internet

I just heard that Oracle intends to buy Sun Microsystems. Most of my clients are small enough that they do not (directly) use any products from Oracle. However, just about all of them use Sun Microsystems‘ Java development platform. Furthermore, just about every web site we’ve created in the last ten years has been driven […]

Internet Explorer 8

Posted 759 CommentsPosted in Desktop Software, Internet, Security

I have been running Internet Explorer 8 (release candidate 1) for about a month, and am now running the final release version. It definitely includes some noteworthy upgrades, and some noteworthy incompatibilities. Should you upgrade? Right now, I would say “no.” I’ll start out with the major “con” before getting into the “pros.” Many web […]