Saturday, January 26, 2008

Use en_gb locale to download Flash Media Server - Dev Edition

I saw a twitter log from someone mentioning that he couldn't download Flash Media Interactive Server 3- Developer Edition, that was released yesterday. I tried it this morning, and happened to have the same problem.

The 'Download Adobe Flash Media Development Server 3' page shows up, and and it doesn't show Flash Media Server download bar, but lists Flash and Coldfusion as related downloads.

I went to the downloads homepage and tried it again, and this time the page reloaded, with 'ADobe United Kingdom on the titlebar'. And I noticed that the locale in the URL changed to en_gb now, and the download was available! Looks like, Adobe doesn't want US developers to download FMIS yet ;o)

Here is the url that works:

This, am sure is a temporary issue. Hopefully Adobe will get this fixed in by the time you read this post ;o)


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sun microsystem acquires MySQL AB for $1 billion

Sun Microsystems is taking the plunge into the database market with the purchase of open source database developer MySQL for $1 billion

With the move, announced Wednesday, Sun takes a big leap into the $15 billion database market and pits it against the likes of Microsoft, IBM and Oracle

via ZDNet

Sun CEO Jonathan Shwartz has a detailed writeup on his blog here