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By George Norman on 20 Nov 2008
The Mozilla team has certainly been busy this week, updating both the Firefox browser and the Thunderbird mail client: Firefox got the Fashion My Firefox app, and Thunderbird was updated to version 2.0.0.18 The update is meant to address some security issues with the application, but I am glad to report that none of them have been deemed critical (this is the highest risk rating that Mozilla gives a security vulnerability).
By George Norman on 20 Nov 2008
Ubuntu 8.10 fans that want to get a Muslim specific version of the software can now do so because UbuntuME (ME stands for Muslim Edition) is available for download in the form of an installable DVD.
By George Norman on 20 Nov 2008
The interesting thing is that it is not Microsoft that is in trouble, but the companies that use the Windows Vista operating system on their employees’ machines. It turns out that the employees of said companies spend prolonged amounts of time just waiting for the OS to boot and shut down; this has lead them to ask for overtime; when the companies refused to pay for overtime, the employees sued.
By George Norman on 20 Nov 2008
Now that the second Beta version of Internet Explorer 8 has been out for almost two months and that support for the software has been extended until the end of the year, Microsoft has come out and announced what it plans to do with its browser in 2009.
By George Norman on 20 Nov 2008
Microsoft is really not taking it easy at all on Adobe and their Flash player. Proof of that are the recent announcements that 2009 will debut with a third installment of Silverlight, and that Microsoft will continue its collaboration with Novell in order to further develop an open-source Silverlight equivalent that can be used by users running the Firefox browser on their Linux powered machines.
By George Norman on 20 Nov 2008
The days when you had to rely on your own programming skills to come up with a Gmail skin are now over, we are glad to report. Google has made some minor changes to its Gmail client (small color changes and pixel shifts) and it also added a cool new feature, Gmail Themes.
By George Norman on 20 Nov 2008
The final version of Silverlight 2, or the Flash killer as some like to call it, was made available to the general public a little over a month ago, on the 14th of October to be more precise. Microsoft is now planning another Silverlight release, Silverlight 3, which is due to come out some time next year.
By George Norman on 19 Nov 2008
Jordan Hubbard, director of engineering of Unix Technologies with Apple, during a Mac OS X presentation at the Large Installation System Administration Conference (LISA for short) has unwittingly revealed to the whole world that the upcoming Snow Leopard operating system will drop within the first quarter of 2009.
By George Norman on 19 Nov 2008
There are times when you need to record what you do on a computer, for example when you want to provide someone with a very comprehensive tutorial. Although I will admit there are several software applications that will let you perform a video recording of your actions, the thing that makes liteCam 2.9 stand out of the screencast software crowd is that it will let you record everything.
By George Norman on 19 Nov 2008
Do you find a laptop to be immensely useful, you love how it looks, its processing power, the mobility and you took a long time to customize the software installed on it? In that case it would be a shame to have it stolen; that is why you should install a security solution that does not protect you from online threats, but from a more real danger – laptop theft.
By George Norman on 19 Nov 2008
It is not always easy to maintain a clean system nor is it cheap. If you want to protect your machine from all the dangers you may encounter when surfing the web (Trojans, viruses, worms, etc.), and you want to do it for free, then Kaspersky Labs has the perfect solution for you - Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool 7.0.0.290.
By George Norman on 19 Nov 2008
Kardphisher, the data stealing Trojan that impersonates the Windows XP activation and that was launched back in 2007, has made a recent comeback. All PC users that have decided to stick with XP, as opposed to switching to Vista, are well advised to be on the lookout, especially since the Trojan was redesigned to look more like the genuine article.
By George Norman on 19 Nov 2008
The Mozilla Project has recently released a brand new application for the Firefox browser, application called Fashion Your Firefox that is meant to aid the user in customizing or pimping their browser.
By George Norman on 19 Nov 2008
Earlier this month we were relaying the information that Windows Vista users are experiencing problems when attempting to run Yahoo’s instant messaging program, Yahoo Messenger 9.0. It seems that all the kinks have been ironed out and version 9.0.2.2034 of the software program should work just fine on Vista powered machines.
By George Norman on 19 Nov 2008
According to a Microsoft press release, the Redmond software developer plans to terminate its Windows Live OneCare service as of June 2009, and replace it with a free security software solution called Morro.
By George Norman on 18 Nov 2008
If you thought that TiVo is great because it lets you watch what you want when you want it, then prepare for another great TiVo feature: it is now possible to order from Domino’s Pizza with a simple press of a button.
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