I just wish they would finally integrate LDAP auth in their software
@JaredBusch But should they? To a certain amount I think so, but it can not be a requirement for communication between teams. I should not have to pretty up my recommendations with business language for them to be taken serious but I will phrase them differently to make things clear for non-tech people. And I expect them to do the same for me. Work together not against each other right?
"The staff member only had to preview the email - not click a link or even open the message - for the hackers to get the information needed to access the ANU network."
Only problem with this statement... previewing and opening are the same thing.
We know that, but to the meatware they're two different things. One of those illogical fallacies that people don't question because some how it makes sense... mostly because they have no idea how it works.
While this may be true for some people I've seen way to many wilfully ignorant users to give everyone the benefit of doubt. Often they actively refuse to even use common sense because it's a computer and computer is magic, period. A lot of issues could be prevented by just thinking logically, like we do every day (I hope). This may also apply outside IT but I think not to this extent.
Of course in the real world I at least pretend to believe when a user says he tried - and while some of theyr actions make me question my world view they are also the foundation of my business and after all, a paying customer can have all he pays for.
What I do not understand is the licensing of the newer versions (10, 11). Is JRE 10 still free?
Java 11 is the current LTS release.
Java 12 is the current rapid release.
Avoid Java 10 or older at this point, anything that old is legacy. 11 & 12 are good options, 10 and older are not as they are neither current nor current LTS.
So do we have to install the whole jdk now on every system since there are no separate JRE builds anymore?
How does that play into possible license costs with basically the whole Java SE installed? The features that are not free are probably there but not used.
Edit: There doesn't seem to be a JRE anymore, only JDK.
I spent the past 3 days trying to figure out how the (not so new anymore) java licensing works, and I'm still not sure if I understand correctly.
Let's say we are a business with 60 workstations. We are only using the WIndows Java JRE workstation installation for appliactions that require it (the old vcenter web console for example). Currently Java JRE 8 is installed.
Now the updates for Java JRE 8 are no longer free for commercial use, but since they are for private use technically we could still install them without paying a license fee (obviously this is not an option).
What I do not understand is the licensing of the newer versions (10, 11). Is JRE 10 still free? Will there be free security updates? Or should I use OpenJDK, but then how do I roll out only the JRE out of openJDK?
I installed openJDK using the installer, but for example the vcenter web console did not work with openjdk installed and "normal" java uninstalled.
Every articel I've read was either talking about developers needing the full JDK specifically or did not come to any conclusion like "Yes, you can use jre 10 for free in a business environment" or "no you must buy licenses". I'm really starting to feel stupid, I know our requirements and quantity and product version yet I still can't get to a yes/no answer somehow.
So can you guys maybe enlighten me? I would greatly appreciate any help!
I'm curious how you backup your personal data at home. It took me years to figure out the simple backup strategy I'm currently living, going from multiple backups on multiple external hard disks, cloud and NAS storage to where I am now. While I preach backing up data everytime data loss comes up with a friend, I myself neglected it for too long. There is luck involved in me never experiencing serious data loss before I finally found a way to make it comfortable for me.
So for now it looks like this:
Phone contacts and calendar entries get synced to my owncloud. Other data on the phone like pictures and such are not important or if so I upload them to the cloud on creation.
Everything important on my pc (including a synced version of my owncloud) is the a D : partition which gets backed up to one external hd using veeam agent - starting automatically as soon as I plug in said harddisk. Veeam makes incremental backups and every other month I'll do a full backup and delete the old backups.
That's it, always KISS if possible. All I have to do is plug in the external hd once a month, triggered by a recurring reminder in my calendar.
I'm aware that I have very little private data to backup, still I had to make it very easy for me to actually do backups on a regular basis.
Now, I'm curious how you backup your data outside work?