Re: Metalink Fiasco

No Oracle product is lightweight by any definition of lightweight! Not even
Metalink (classic). I remember that searching sometimes took minutes... and
results were not always the best.

why would MOS be lightweight?

Oh, well, perhaps it's time to go back to Google searches ;-)

my 0.00000002 pesos ;-)
Alan Bort
Oracle Certified Professional


On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 11:23 PM, Thomas Roach <troach@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Looks like there is an updated blog post.
>
> http://blogs.oracle.com/Support/2009/11/my_oracle_support_-_migration.html
>
> I think there are more issues than they are leading us onto based on what I
> see when I log in.
>
> Also, I think the decision to put this in was at a very high level, but I
> am only assuming. I wonder if they knew the trouble we were going to have
> with it? Was there a rollback plan?
>
> I would be happy if they let me log into the old metalink to just search
> and download patches. If they could just give us access to that until they
> worked out the bugs, it would be a positive move in my opinion.
>
> Flash has a purpose. If you want to display multimedia content on the web
> or have something with pizazz, then use Flash. Someone put form over
> function on this one and the usability is really bad, if usable at all.
> Oracle support should have stuck with what is lightweight and works (like
> Oracle's own products and tools). Flash should have been the last choice for
> this kind of website.
>
> My 2 cents...
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 8:14 PM, Martin Brown <martinfbrown@xxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>
>>  I'm just curious.... how many of you guys and gals are felling warm and
>> fuzzy about OCM these days?
>>
>> As for me, I don't think I'm quite ready yet....;-D.
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> From: jkstill@xxxxxxxxx
>> Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 16:04:39 -0800
>> Subject: Re: Metalink Fiasco
>>
>> To: daniel.fink@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> CC: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 2:56 PM, Daniel Fink 
>> <daniel.fink@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>>
>> he asked who took our online My Oracle Support training? When only 2 hands
>> went up (in a room of 90), his response was to chastise us for not taking
>> the training.
>>
>>
>> I spent some time on the training yesterday.
>>
>> It is quite tedious.  'A' for effort, as it was well put together.
>>
>> For an experienced ML user though, a 45 minute session with 5 minutes of
>> useful information is very difficult to sit through.
>>
>> There are some other targeted sessions that may be more useful, such as
>> patch management.
>>
>> I have learned the most though just when navigating through the tool.
>>
>> For a newby, the training would be great.
>>
>> For someone experienced with ML, it wasn't that helpful, at least
>> the couple sessions I watched.
>>
>>  Jared Still
>> Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist
>> Oracle Blog: http://jkstill.blogspot.com
>> Home Page: http://jaredstill.com
>>
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