Re: Oracle 7.3.4 + SCO OpenServer 5.0.4 : Good idea?

From: Eric <>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:31:14 +0000
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On 2014-12-13, Mladen Gogala <> wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:52:04 +0000, Eric wrote:
>> Are you perhaps being a bit harsh?
> No, I was very mild and polite.
>> Antiques of that sort are quite
>> likely to be still running somewhere (if it isn't broken...) and if it
>> does break they will be desperate and grasp at any straw they can find.
> Unfortunately, the straw in this case amounts to spam. If there is a need
> for such an advice, it would be polite to write an introduction,
> explaining the response to a decade old post.
>> Yes, I know it makes no sense to operate like that, but it still
>> happens. Alternatively, they may merely have discovered a need for some
>> forensic investigation of an antique system.
>> Eric
> I know it happens. I have seen several Oracle 8i instances still in
> production, even after the breakup of Pangaea. However, when sending a
> post to a newsgroup, the audience deserves an explanation. Without an
> explanation, such post is pure and unadulterated spam and will rightly be
> treated accordingly.

Was posted through googlegroups from Venezuela - I wouldn't assume any knowledge of Usenet or the right way to behave here.


ms fnd in a lbry
Received on Sun Dec 14 2014 - 18:31:14 CET

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