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Forum Thread: "Upgrade" to 3.2

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lgpitman "Upgrade" to 3.2
Member 11th Jun, 2010 06:51
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I already have Open Office 3.2 installed. Secunia, however is notifying me that this version needs updating. From what I can tell it's nothing more than a re-branding of 3.2 to "Oracle" open office.

I am resistant to anything Oracle wants me to install, and in particular since they came out last month with a "money off coupon" for future versions, now I'm doubly suspicious of their intent.

Is there anything of value in the Oracle "update"? Or is it all just about rebranding and potential future revenue for Oracle?

taffy078 RE: "Upgrade" to 3.2
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Hi there.

Anything of use here:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/445... and/or in its the links?

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TiMow RE: "Upgrade" to 3.2
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See the following Open Office security advisory:

http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2010-0...

TiMow

EDIT: I haven't had time to research the history, but it appears that Sun Micro. and Oracle are now one of the same, using the Oracle brand name. If you continue to use OOo (and Java), it's something that you'll (we'll) have to live with.

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Member 11th Jun, 2010 13:18
on 11th Jun, 2010 06:51, lgpitman wrote:

Is there anything of value in the Oracle "update"? Or is it all just about rebranding and potential future revenue for Oracle?


Hi,

The Secunia PSI is not a general update checker. We only provide links if the version we suggest fixes a security problem. So any patch you download from Secunia will be there to help you stay secure, not simply an update the vendor feels you should have.

on 11th Jun, 2010 07:40, TiMow wrote:
I haven't had time to research the history, but it appears that Sun Micro. and Oracle are now one of the same, using the Oracle brand name. If you continue to use OOo (and Java), it's something that you'll (we'll) have to live with.


Oracle bought Sun Micro recently. Until then they were separate companies.

Hope this helps.
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