A McAfee antivirus update made quite a splash Wednesday when it caused millions of PCs running Windows XP Service Pack 3 to suffer network outages and reboot problems. Some of the problems continued into Thursday.
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Oracle pushes, users hang back, on software stackSurprise! Oracle wants its customers to install the complete Oracle stack -- from Solaris (or Linux) to applications on (preferably) Sun hardware. But users aren't necessarily rushing for their checkbooks. One issue is that they're still waiting for the long promised Fusion Applications that were to bring along the best and brightest capabilities of Siebel, PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards and all of the other acquired software brands.
As for Oracle's hard sell at this week's Collaborate 2010 show, attendees were underwhelmed."It's nothing new. It's the same thing we've been hearing," said Tracy C. Mueller, a CPA with Towers Watson in Philadelphia. "When you mention the word Fusion at my company, there's laughter in the room. Hopefully, the time they're taking means they're being prudent."
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