It seems that a friend expired. Someone waving out of the window of leaving train for an unknown destination, for never to return, as the Oracle Metalink retires this weekend.
My Oracle Support portal will be the official portal for Oracle's paid support. Following the upgrade, My Oracle Support will become the single online support platform for all Oracle products, and Classic MetaLink will retire.
For a long time, people will keep calling My Oracle Support as MetaLink. Will they also change metalink.oracle.com to myoraclesupport.oracle.com? Seems unlikely.
The new My Oracle Support is cool, flashy and satisfies Web 2.0. But good old metalink will be missed dearly.