How has Tiger been for you on your G4 iBook? I’d like to upgrade, but fear a performance loss. What has performance been like for you since upgrading to Tiger?
Update: Thanks everyone for your responses. I went out and picked up Tiger this morning and am running it now. Things do seem more peppy!
Related link: http://www.enterprisedb.com
The PostgreSQL database project has been seen as the enterprise version of an open source database for some time and now it is getting a big shot at the new “open source in the enterprise” surge.
Enter EnterpriseDB today. The company has built what is essentially an extended version of PostgreSQL with specific “for enterprise” additions. Sick of paying out the nose for Oracle? Drop in EnterpriseDB and fugitaboutit. From their PR today: “..including compatibility with many applications written for Oracle databases. This capability is implemented through compatible SQL syntax, datatypes, triggers and native stored procedures and results in dramatic cost reductions in both application migration and skills re-training.”
I had a chance to talk to Andy Astor about the app after OSBC this year & when he told me it had Oracle compatible SQL syntax etc. my jaw dropped. My one word response was “brilliant”. No code rewrite. No retraining.
So, if you’re a bit miffed at not having an open source database option in your biz (and you should be), I’d urge you to try out EnterpriseDB out in a test environment right away.
Greasemonkey gives users the ability to route around website issues of all kinds. Does it give license to websites to do their worst?
Here’s an example: I read my rss feeds through Firefox => Greasemonkey => Bloglines. With Google’s Adsense service going into beta for applicants now, will this give site publishers the idea that they can put adsense in their rss feeds knowing that now those who can route around this, and are likely the biggest noise makers, will with Greasemonkey scripts?
Where once I thought ads in rss feeds was the largest of web crimes, now suddenly it doesn’t seem so bad.
What other kinds of nastiness will people dream up that they can get away with? Are we giving license for banks to revert or remain with “Best viewed with IE 800×600″ banking portals?
How about a great big flash pop-up right about…. now!? I weep at the thought of possibly having to install a Greasemonkey script for every website I want to visit just so I won’t be assaulted.