Archive for May, 2004

Support Internet Open standards.

Monday, May 31st, 2004

Recently, I’ve been thinking about just how much market share Microsoft really has on the Internet. While there is no doubt that it is by far the most popular browser and OS, many browsers like Opera trick sites into believing that they are Internet Explorer on Windows in an effort to open up content that […]

Macromedia Flash now available for Linux

Monday, May 31st, 2004

Macromedia, the makers of such programs as “Flash”, “Dreamweaver”, “Fireworks” and other web development tools, has just announced a release of Flash 7 for Linux. Nothing indicates that a platform has reached mainstream then when the big boys start porting their applications over to it. You can read the press release from Macromedia here. In […]

The best advice for everyone.

Saturday, May 29th, 2004

I just read this on the register, it’s some very good advice and an excellent tip on how to protect yourself online. The Register It’s about password safety and how to chose a good password and remember it. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m paranoid and I have been for years, so my […]

M$ to sell error ad space. :-)

Tuesday, May 25th, 2004

Humour! Its been revealed that Micro$oft will begin selling advertising in windows error messages. Considering the number of error screens that are seen on windows machines, this could conceivably become a big money earner for them. The only question that remains to be answered, is how do you follow an advertising link on the “blue […]

Micro$oft may lose Windows name.

Tuesday, May 25th, 2004

Micro$oft, that big fuzzy warm software litigation company, has just lost an appeal against Lindows, a young Linux upstart. M$ sued Lindows claiming that Lindows confused customers because it sounds too much like “Windows”. Lindows then changed their name to Lindash, but appparently M$ thinks that still sounds too much like “Windows”. (If they think […]

Its your fault that you got cracked.

Friday, May 7th, 2004

Apparently its our fault that Windows has a continious string of security flaws that are getting compromised by virus’s, at least thats Micro$ofts take on it. ComputerWorld <Quote> See, last week a high-level Microsoft manager named Jonathan Perera was making the it’s-your-fault-too pitch at the Infosecurity Europe conference in London. At exactly the same time, […]

News in brief.

Wednesday, May 5th, 2004

A couple of new virus’s are doing the rounds at the moment. They are all “MicroSoft windows only” virus’s, Mac and Linux users need not worry as they are totally unaffected. First is the Sasser virus, see here for info and removal details. The Sasser virus is unusual in that it is not transferred by […]

The SCO debacle continues.

Tuesday, May 4th, 2004

For those of you following the IBM/RedHat/AutoZone/Chrysler/Open source community/whole world verses: “SCO” court case, (and if you are not, you should be as the vast majority of the internet runs on open source software like Bind (DNS), Apache (Web server) and Sendmail/Postifx (email) not to mention Linux itself.) Anyway, onto the story, and its a […]

New features for the advx counter.

Sunday, May 2nd, 2004

I’m in the middle of updating the advanced counter, some of the stuff I have added or plan to add are: – More browsers detected. – Display fixes. – Fixed some minor bugs like return chars in referer strings, and occasional divide by zero error on empty stats counts. – Auto rollover/archive stats at 12am […]

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