Thursday, November 23, 2006

Sun Microsystems Needs Help!

What is it with Sun Microsystems and their updates? First, the updater does not work so don't even try it. Unless it is months and months past the latest update -- and even then it is questionable -- you'll be told no updates are available. Yet, that is not the case. There are frequent complaints about vulnerabilities in other software, but where is the public outcry about Sun Java?

The latest apparent fiasco is that yet another update is being quietly slipped out. Strangely, Sun Java Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 10 is available at Major Geeks, but nowhere to be seen at the Sun Java download site.

Interestingly, Sun Java has Release Candidate Sun Java Runtime Environment 6 available. When checking the Bug List of fixed issues for this next release, there is a very long list of high priority fixes listed. Perhaps Microsystems is finally going to get it right? Nah, that would be too much to hope for.

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