It might seem a little anachronistic, but this really is a new certification announcement: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is now certified with Safari 3 with the Java 5 plug-in on Apple Mac OS X 10.5 ("Leopard") and 10.5 ("Tiger") desktop operating systems.
Other Mac Certifications Still Underway
Certifications for the Safari 4 browser are still underway. We also have plans to certify Mac OS X 10.6 ("Snow Leopard") for both Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12. I don't have firm schedules for either of these certifications yet, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates.
Is Your Organisation Running Mac OS X?
Apple users can be pretty vocal, so I'm a bit surprised by the lack of notable escalations over the delays in getting this particular certification out. This is even more surprising considering the efficiency of Apple's Software Updates tool, which pushed out Safari 3 in early 2008 and Safari 4 a few months ago.
I've previously written about my impression that Macs are creeping into the enterprise. This is true within Oracle, where there is a growing number of people (including myself) who have opted buy Macs out of their own pocket instead of going with Oracle's WinTel procurement process.
My anecdotal impressions aren't backed by a large amount of data yet, but I'd like to correct that. If your organisation has end-users running Mac OS X connecting to the E-Business Suite, we'd be interested in hearing from you. Detailed information from you can help us make prioritization decisions for desktop platform certifications. Feel free to post a comment or drop me a private email with details about: