Monday May 23, 2011

OTN Doesn't Do Advertising

A couple of the guys at the first OTN Sysadmin Day told me they thought the Highlights Panel on the OTN Systems Home Page was advertising. (The Highlights Panel is the one with the pictures in it.)

There's nothing wrong with advertising and, frankly, in spite of the (mostly) lousy ads during recent Super Bowls, I watch the Super Bowl as much for the ads as for the games. But I want to make it clear that the Oracle Technology Network doesn't do advertising. So you can rest assured that, even if you see text over a picture, it's the same type of technical info you'll find everywhere else on OTN.

In fact, the Highlights Panel contains some of our most important news about upcoming technical events (such as OTN's First Sysadmin Day), OTN Live videos (such as Chris Baker's exposition on the Oracle Solaris optimizations for x86 hardware), and latest downloads such as the latest Pre-Built VirtualBox Images for Solaris or Linux Developers. Which, fittingly enough, why we refer to it as the Headlines Panel. :-)

Read it with full confidence. Click on it without fear. And, please, let us know if you have any other questions (or gripes) about how OTN works.

- Rick
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