October 2004 Entries

Gmail flaw just fixed!

I think that this is one of the fastest response and corrections to a vulnerability I've never seen... only yesterday a security vulnerability on the Gmail service was announced, and today Google has announced to have fixed it. I've no words... congratulations. This is really a great service to the community. With Google the quality is guaranteed!

posted @ Sunday, October 31, 2004 8:31 AM | Feedback (1)

Happy Halloween

This night is the Halloween Night... I wish you an happy Night. Have fun!!

posted @ Sunday, October 31, 2004 8:02 AM | Feedback (1)

Easy backup of your Firefox and Thunderbird settings

Today I was searching around the net for some tools that could help me on a really boring task... backup all my settings on Firefox and Thunderbird for a future migration (the official Firefox release 1.0 launch day is near and one of the lack on Mozilla product installations is that it's not so easy to maintain the settings during upgrades).What's the result of this search? A great tool that works exactly as I want: MozBackup, an utility for creating backups of Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird and Netscape profiles. It allows you to backup mail, favorites, contacts, etc. and works really good. The...

posted @ Saturday, October 30, 2004 2:45 PM | Feedback (2)

And another IE flaw...

A new Internet Explorer flaw is out... according to Netcraft, a new spoofing flaw in IE allows an improperly coded web link to send users to a different URL than the one displayed in the status bar.If you try to create an URL with an HTML like this:<a href="http://www.microsoft.com/"><table><tr><td><a href="http://www.demiliani.com/">Click here to go to Microsoft Website</td></tr></table></a>you obtain this result:Click here to go to Microsoft WebsiteAs you can see (if you don't have XP SP2 installed), your browser displays "microsoft.com" on the status bar, but you're redirect to my personal website... an easy way to redirect where you want, accessible to all that...

posted @ Saturday, October 30, 2004 1:16 PM | Feedback (4)

The first big Gmail flaw

Bad news from Gmail users... a new big security flaw has just been discovered.This exploit can allow hackers to have full access to a user's email account simply by knowing the user name, with no need to know the password. simply by using a special hex-encoded XSS link, the victim's cookie file can be stolen by a hacker, who can later use it to identify himself to Gmail as the original owner of an email account, regardless of whether or not the password is subsequently changed. More details can be found here. And now? I hope on a patch by Google soon...

posted @ Saturday, October 30, 2004 9:02 AM | Feedback (0)

Optimized Firefox & Thunderbird Builds

The open source nature of Firefox helps to have these type of possibilities: optimize the browser engine to your hardware.On MOOX you can download optimized version of Firefox and Thunderbird, precompiled for different CPU for maximum stability and speed (from AMD processors family to Pentium, Pentium 2, Pentium 3, Pentium 4, Pentium M and Xeon family).Interesting to test...

posted @ Thursday, October 28, 2004 10:14 AM | Feedback (0)

Firefox RC1 as a preview for the big launch...

Just some hours ago, Mozilla has released the 1.0 RC1 version of Firefox, the Release Candidate that will be like a preview to the big launch of the official 1.0 version in November (9th November the announced date).You can have a ChangeLog here... if you are planning to test the RC1, it's important that you submit all your feedbacks and bugs to the Bugzilla Forum, so they can be correct or revisited for the official 1.0.What is good is that seems that all your extensions used on the previous 1.0PR wil continue to work, as reported on forums. Just open...

posted @ Wednesday, October 27, 2004 7:00 PM | Feedback (0)

DotNetNuke 2.1.2 to 3 migration questions

If you're a DotNetNuke user, certainly you know that the 1st of November is an important date: the new version 3 that we're waiting for will be out!I've seen some tests of Beta versions and what I can say is that it will be a big improvement on features and design. The Working Environment is wonderful and more clear and the new Draggable Modules feature is one the best things I've ever see on a website. So, if you're using previous versions of DNN, I think that a migration is necessary... I have a website based on the DNN...

posted @ Wednesday, October 27, 2004 7:03 AM | Feedback (0)

Too much Blog Spamming...

The Blog Spamming is growing... it's the 3rd day that I've to delete spam on my feedback. We've discussed a lot about the spam problem on blogs and I think that the solution widely adopted now (disabling the feedback feature) is not the correct way to do... Blogs must absolutely be opened for comments but spam must be avoided.An idea to fight spam on a blog comment could be the adoption of a CAPTCHA image... something like this:You can write a comment on a blog post only by typing the correct image...This is not a way to stop all the...

posted @ Tuesday, October 26, 2004 6:27 AM | Feedback (26)

GAIM Vulnerability

A vulnerability has been reported in Gaim, the popular multi-protocol Instant Messaging client, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user’s system.The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the handling of MSN SLP messages. This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow by supplying a specially crafted sequence of MSN SLP messages. Successful exploitation may potentially allow execution of arbitrary code.Two other bugs have also been reported, which can be exploited to crash the application when accepting file transfers and processing a malformed MSN SLP message. Solution? Update to version 1.02 soon: http://gaim.sourceforge.net/downloads.php

posted @ Tuesday, October 26, 2004 4:52 AM | Feedback (0)

Google and GBrowser

I've see only this morning that on on MozillaNews is appeared a thread that talks about a possible target for GBrowser, the domain bought by Google for a possible (??) browser project: a Google branded and customized version of Mozilla Firefox! :)I don't know who is the author of the article but I don't think that the Google plans are these. The idea is fascinating but not a key of success for a company like Google. If they really want to open the door to the browser world, they must start thinking to a revolutionary way to surf the web, not only limited to...

posted @ Tuesday, October 26, 2004 4:42 AM | Feedback (1)

Google and privacy... again

I can see a big amount of rumours against the last Google Desktop Search Beta service (I remember, BETA Service) launched last week by Google... exactly like the Gmail service, what is under fire is the user privacy.As I've pointed out last week, Google Desktop Search on this Beta stage must not be used on a shared pc, because it caches lots of users data that can be retrieved by other people that have access to the machine.So, if you plan to have a machine that is shared between lots of users, Google Desktop Search is not recommended now... but what I'm...

posted @ Thursday, October 21, 2004 5:24 PM | Feedback (1)

The Browser's vulnerability day

Today Secunia has published a new collection of vulnerabilities that affects all the browsers available, from Internet Explorer on XP SP1/SP2 (two vulnerabilities discovered in Internet Explorer, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system, link to local resources, and bypass a security feature in Microsoft Windows XP SP2) to Opera, Mozilla / Mozilla Firefox / Camino, Safari, Netscape, Konqueror, Avant Browser and Maxthon, which all suffers some new spoofing vulnerabilitities. Also flaws live demonstrations are available, just check here and here.Great day...

posted @ Wednesday, October 20, 2004 11:12 AM | Feedback (0)

October 2004 Visual Studio Express Family CTP

SQL Server Express Edition CTP released last week, this week is the time for the new Community Technical Preview releases of the Visual Studio Express family. This downloads contain a more recent version of products than the Beta, however (Microsoft recommendations) "CTP builds do not go through the same rigourous testing that Beta builds undergo. Therefore, do not install these builds on machines you depend on".

posted @ Wednesday, October 20, 2004 3:34 AM | Feedback (0)

Microsoft and Dual-Core Processors...

Last minute news... Microsoft has decided that multicore chips will be considered a single unit, so the License politics will not be modified. Good choice, I was terrible worried for this MS decision, expecially after the decisions taken by company like Oracle and IBM (dual-core, two license... bleah!! ).

posted @ Tuesday, October 19, 2004 9:28 AM | Feedback (0)

CherryOS is a strange cocktail?? :)

When I saw the CherryOS announce some weeks ago, a Mac emulator capable of running Mac OS X on a Windows PC at 80% of the CPU speed, my first thinks was that it could be a fake...This morning I've see this article on Wired News that said exactly what I've thinked: CherryOS is likely PearPC wrapped in a different package. They are using plenty of PearPC code, and have done a poor job hiding it... To demonstrate this, Sebastian Ballas, PearPC's lead developer, said a screenshot of CherryOS shows a variable named "SPIRO MULTIMAX 3000" a nonsensical term Ballas...

posted @ Tuesday, October 19, 2004 4:41 AM | Feedback (0)

Windows XP SP1 vs SP2 Performance comparison

I've just read the last Windows XP SP1 vs SP2 Performance comparison published today by Short-Media. It's an interesting comparison focused on performance comparison on various fields, and the official results are that "Windows XP Professional with only Service Pack 1 installed is faster 2/3 of the time... The test PC equipped with Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 was an average of 0.5% faster than the same hardware with Service Pack 2 installed. The percentage difference between faster and slower is insignificantly small". Personally, I can't observ these results on my reality... I've installed XP SP2 on 3 different...

posted @ Monday, October 18, 2004 8:16 AM | Feedback (29)

Gmail and DomainKeys

The news of the day is pubished on this post at IETF's MAIL-SIG list: Google has begun to sign outgoing email from Gmail with Yahoo's DomainKeys signatures.DomainKeys is a technology for verifying both the domain of each email sender and the integrity of the messages sent and all the details about it can be found on the Yahoo's site. What is relevant here is that Google is the first big company to start adopting this standard, and I think it could be a big sign for the future.Google has now a big impact on the IT world so... what could...

posted @ Monday, October 18, 2004 4:16 AM | Feedback (3)

Don't use Google Desktop Search on a shared PC!

Google Desktop Searching Tool is really great, works good and indexes perfectly all your files, contacts and emails on your PC with a quick retrieval engine.There's only a problem that I've personally experienced on a machine at work... if used on a shared PC (used by many people, with different accounts), Google Desktop Search retrieves files and emails bypassing the accounts settings. What is the result? you can read all files and (expecially) the emails by other users of the machine. Not too good I think! Google Desktop Search is not intended to be used on a shared pc, so be...

posted @ Saturday, October 16, 2004 8:35 AM | Feedback (9)

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition CTP out

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Community Technology Preview (CTP) is out for trying...For the few people who don't know who is it, it is a free, easy-to-use, lightweight version of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (born to replace the old MSDE 2000). I don't like to try CTP normally, but this is one of the products that I was waiting for...

posted @ Saturday, October 16, 2004 8:08 AM | Feedback (1)

The future of Media Center PC

Really curious... this is one of two sample designs for a new style of Media Center PC, commissioned by Microsoft's eHome division from One & Co., a San Francisco engineering and design company.What do you think??? Do you like it??? I think that, if a day I'll have something like this on my home, I'll use it as a table or chair...

posted @ Friday, October 15, 2004 10:06 AM | Feedback (3)

Import of Outlook Mailboxes to Gmail

After my post of yesterday about how to import Thunderbird Mailboxes to a Gmail account, today I've found the trick on how to import also the Outlook Mailboxes (PST format) to Gmail...You can use this tool called Mail Navigator. This is a PST Reader and what you've to do is simply extract messages from the PST archives of MS Outlook, load the mail folders with MailNavigator, and then export the messages in MBX format (via the menu Message, Save As). After that, you can use the Gmail Loader tool.The import is performed!

posted @ Friday, October 15, 2004 6:30 AM | Feedback (8)

Acrobat Reader flaw...

I was missing this alert but I think it must be take in consideration, expecially for the target: the last releases of Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader (I think every of us have Acrobat Reader installed on our pc) haw a serious flaw regariding the management of Flash (swf) embedded files.The problem is that embedded Macromedia flash files are executed in a local context. This can be exploited to read local files by embedding a specially crafted flash file in a PDF file located on a malicious web site. The vulnerability has been confirmed on Adobe Reader 6.01 and 6.02 for...

posted @ Friday, October 15, 2004 3:46 AM | Feedback (0)

And Google goes to desktop

I'm a Google lover and I think that all my (few) readers now know this so... can I miss a post about the launch of the new Google Desktop Searching Tool? No... I've not well tested the tool at the moment (just a little try) but the first thing I've see is the missing support for Firefox, but I'm sure it's only a temporary lack. Google is for me (but not only for me I think) a synonymous of "search" so, after the great Google Deskbar (one of my useful tool of every day work) this is the next big step for...

posted @ Thursday, October 14, 2004 4:41 PM | Feedback (3)

Moving your mailbox to Gmail...

Today I've received a question from a friend (I've sent to him yesterday a new Gmail account) and I want to report my response here, because I think that most of you could have the same necessity and don't know how to solve it.The question was "How can I move all my mailbox on the mail client on my pc into my new Gmail account?"I had the same problem when I've opened my Gmail account... I want to transfer all my Inbox from my mail client (Thunderbird) to Gmail and to solve this task I've search the net and I've found a...

posted @ Thursday, October 14, 2004 4:15 PM | Feedback (8)

Skinning Gmail

Do you like skinning? Do you want to skin Gmail on your Firefox Browser?HERE you can find all the instructions to do this... it's really a simple task:Install the URLid Mozilla/Firefox extension. Download this CSS file. Locate your profile folder and the chrome folder within that. Copy the downloaded CSS file to the chrome folder and rename it to userContent.css (if you already have such a file, you will have to merge the two). Restart Firefox. Visit Gmail. The result? This:

posted @ Thursday, October 14, 2004 11:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Windows User State Migration Tool (USMT) version 2.6

A new version of Windows User State Migration Tool (USMT) is released from Microsoft.If you don't know this tool, it's used to migrate user files and settings during large deployments of Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows XP. USMT captures desktop, network, and application settings as well as a user's files, and then migrates them to a new Windows installation in order to improve and simplify the migration process. More details about it on the Microsoft site.A useful download to have...

posted @ Thursday, October 14, 2004 4:08 AM | Feedback (0)

MSN Sniffer

I was searching the net for some sniffing library and I've found this curious tool that I've totally ignored: MSN Sniffer.MSN sniffer is a network utility (not free) to capture MSN chat on network. It records MSN conversations automatically and all intercepted messages can be saved as HTML files for later processing and analyzing.  It will record any conversation from any PC on the network and you can record all without being detected.It's interesting for some Network Monitoring functions, but I'm asking if actions like these are totally legal. If you are at work, at the university or every other...

posted @ Wednesday, October 13, 2004 6:20 PM | Feedback (9)

A big Security Bulletin

It's not a good news to see how big is the last Microsoft Security Bulletin for October 2004: 10 vulnerabilities discovered (7 targeted as "critical" and 3 as "important") and 22 patches available (for different systems). All is included... patches for Windows, for Internet Explorer, for the Office Suite (Excel in particular). It's the time again for a big patch of my machine... I don't know exactly the minimal details of all this new flaws, but I've a little question on my mind... all of this are totally new flaws or flaws previously discovered and now re-appeared (maybe after new patches)??

posted @ Wednesday, October 13, 2004 11:22 AM | Feedback (1)

Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 Service Pack 1 out...

The first Service Pack for one of my favourite virtualization software is out... Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 Service Pack 1 (SP1) contains the latest software updates for Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 that improve the reliability, performance and manageability of Virtual PC. Updates have been made to improve the performance of Windows XP Service Pack 2 as a guest in Virtual PC, to improve the manageability of virtual machines when used with SMS 2003 Service Pack 1, and to provide support for running Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition as the host operating system.

posted @ Wednesday, October 13, 2004 3:39 AM | Feedback (0)

An interesting present...

I've just checked an email received from the WPC staff and I've see a great news... all the WPC member will receive a copy of Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 for free! Wonderful... I love virtualization software and this products seems to be really interesting to try. Virtualization softwares are interesting solutions for the IT world (and for developers in particular), expecially because lots of times companies want to consolidate servers and reduce the need to purchase test servers that are not used 100% of the time. I'm curious to see how Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 works and how is the performance comparison...

posted @ Tuesday, October 12, 2004 5:53 PM | Feedback (0)

Royale Theme Officially released

Do you remember the Windows XP (Media Center Edition) Royale Theme I signalled some months ago? It was an unofficially and leaked release, but many of us will appreciate and adopt it soon.Yesterday evening Microsoft has released this theme for the Tablet PC platform (with the name of Energy Blue). I've tryed to download it and see if there are changements on it respect to the old Royale Theme, but nothing has changed (the version is the same, 5.1.2600).What is curious is that, if you download it (from HERE) extract the theme with Winrar and use the file Royale.msstyle, you can...

posted @ Tuesday, October 12, 2004 4:37 AM | Feedback (0)

Zoom Fantasy

One of the best ideas I've ever seen... congratulations to all the authors.Check this site and enjoy the Zooming world... Exciting!!

posted @ Monday, October 11, 2004 7:27 AM | Feedback (3)

Gmail Drive Shell extension

This is another Gmail Filesystem tool just discovered... Gmail Drive Shell extension. GMail Drive is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual filesystem around your Google GMail account, allowing you to use GMail as a storage medium. GMail Drive creates a virtual filesystem on top of your Google GMail account and enables you to save and retrieve files stored on your GMail account directly from inside Windows Explorer. GMail Drive literally adds a new drive to your computer under the My Computer folder, where you can create new folders, copy and drag'n'drop files to. When you create a new...

posted @ Saturday, October 09, 2004 9:12 AM | Feedback (0)

Microsoft Word Document Parsing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

My daily check on Secunia has reported a new vulnerability on Microsoft Word. From Secunia: this vulnerability can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially compromise a user's system.The vulnerability is caused due to an input validation error within the parsing of document files and may lead to a stack-based buffer overflow. This can be exploited to crash the process when the user opens a specially crafted document. However, due to the nature of the problem, execution of arbitrary code may potentially also be possible, though it has not been proven.The vulnerability has been...

posted @ Thursday, October 07, 2004 5:47 PM | Feedback (0)

Google goes Wireless

Just received this news via email... Google next weeks is planning to introduce a new wireless service, Google SMS. Users of wireless devices could query the search engine for retrieving informations. What is good is that you can send the query via sms exactly in the same way you can enter it on the search engine homepage. Obviously, the service will start to work only in USA, but it's a great start...

posted @ Thursday, October 07, 2004 5:19 PM | Feedback (0)

A Search Engine for Java Code

IBM and the U.C. Berkeley Computer Science Department are working on a great idea: a Search Engine for Java code.If you're a Java developer and you're searching for a piece of code useful for your work, you can use this tool to perform a quick search on the net . Code-named "Prospector," the engine seeks out code examples that use any or all of J2SE 1.4, Eclipse 3.0, and Eclipse GEF (Graphical Editing Framework) code.This is a great idea... how many times do you have searched for a piece of code on the net? Sometimes is really difficult to...

posted @ Thursday, October 07, 2004 4:00 AM | Feedback (9)

What is the Microsoft politic for XP SP2 distribution?

Today I went to buy my monthly copy of "PC Professionale", the biggest Italian computer magazine and, checking the cd on the journal, I was surprised... why the new Windows XP Service Pack 2 is not included? I opened the first page of the magazine and here I found the response... the director Giorgio Panzeri explains the lack of the SP2. In summary:Microsoft has decided that every copies of XP SP2 to distribute can't be personalized by the various publishers, but must be officially marked by Microsoft (with an official Microsoft CD). Microsoft, why these absurd costs for you?Microsoft has decided that...

posted @ Wednesday, October 06, 2004 4:20 PM | Feedback (0)

Gmail will be totally free?

Yesterday evening, reading the "New Features" link on my Gmail account, I've see something that alert me... Checking the really interesting new Forwarding feature, you can read this:Automatic forwarding to another email accountWe're testing a new feature that lets you forward new incoming messages to any email account you want. It's free during the test and you can set it up in seconds.Free during the test?? maybe the start on new services under little payments?

posted @ Wednesday, October 06, 2004 4:32 AM | Feedback (29)

Mobile Application Development Toolkit 2004

An important release for the Microsoft Mobile world: Mobile Application Development Toolkit 2004.The Mobile Application Development Toolkit provides all the resources you need to start building mobile applications for Smartphone and Pocket PC devices.The kit includes: Windows Mobile Development Guided Tour QuickStarts Hands-on Labs Technical Articles Business Success Stories Information about Developer Tools and SDKs Software and Special Offers It's a big download (50902 KB) but a must to have if you're interested on the Mobile world development...

posted @ Wednesday, October 06, 2004 3:28 AM | Feedback (0)

A nice GIF to have...

This is one of the best animated GIFs I've ever seen...A bookmark on my Blog is required...

posted @ Tuesday, October 05, 2004 7:15 AM | Feedback (0)

Someone that dreams like me?

Some weeks ago I've blogged my thinks about possible Google plans... the news of a Google Browser was on the air, but I said that this could not be the right choice for Google (too many browser on the air now) and that a company like Google must think to other biggest projects. I wrote that Google could think to realize the "Network PC concept", an online platform to manage all my PC (desktop, files, documents, email, messaging etc). I've not received too much reaction about this...Today I was surprised to see on Kunal.org that someone is thinking like me... The...

posted @ Tuesday, October 05, 2004 5:06 AM | Feedback (0)

DDOS Terrorists

Terrible to see this morning an other news like this... Hackers are attacking again some big Italian ISP Providers (such as Aruba) with a great amount of DDOS attacks (peak of more than 3 Gbit/s of traffic), causing with problems to the provider and all its users. :(Terrible also to see that there are also groups of hackers that launch dangerous messages to the ISP: "you pay us or we will break your services".This is a dangerous situation and I think we all must do something to avoid these facts.What we must understand is that in a Distributed Denial-Of-Service (DDoS) attack,...

posted @ Tuesday, October 05, 2004 4:39 AM | Feedback (0)

Specifications for the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) now RFC

Yesterday was the day for a great news on the Instant Messaging world: The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has published the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) specifications as RFCs. These documents formalize the core protocols developed within the Jabber open-source community, and publication as RFCs represents a major milestone in acceptance of Jabber technologies.I believe a lot on the Jabber Core and see this news is wonderful. Jabber is a powerful and open standard for Messaging and this standardization could be the key for a great future (maybe Google will adopt it for future services?). Happy life Jabber!

posted @ Tuesday, October 05, 2004 3:55 AM | Feedback (0)

500 Posts :)

This is only to celebrate my post number 500 on this Blog... Blogging is a big adventure started an year ago and now is like a mania! Happy Blogging!

posted @ Monday, October 04, 2004 7:13 PM | Feedback (2)

MSN Messenger 7 Flaws

I've read on a newsgroup this evening that MSN Messenger 7 Beta has some dangerous flaws (for exampe you can generate a Flash file, send it via MSN and use the Flash movie to execute files on the target PC).This is an alert, expecially because I've see lots of people that are planning to use this Beta (some copies are out on the net) to replace the standard version. This could be a terrible error... MSN 7 is a Beta, and every Beta version it has some unfixed problems, so don't use it too much.

posted @ Monday, October 04, 2004 7:09 PM | Feedback (2)

Arrogance or what?

Try to reach the AppleLegal site with Internet Explorer... This is a piece of what appears you:Warning- Internet Explorer Detected!AppleLegal has detected that you are using a browser that was created by Microsoft. If you are using a Microsoft-based browser, we are sorry that your browser has been updated many times over the last 2 years, but still doesn't support some CSS and PNG files that are used on Apple Legal. This is because Microsoft refuses to update their browser to support important internet standards.My first reaction is a big laugh obviously... Ok, there's something true on this message, but...

posted @ Monday, October 04, 2004 11:46 AM | Feedback (4)

Longhorn-like MSN

Skinning seems one of the favourite passions of Windows users (and not only them I think).I've discovered today this great skin for MSN Messenger:It's a skin that transform your standard MSN Messenger in a Longhorn-like MSN Messenger... Cool I think! On the author site you can download it (and also other MSN skins).

posted @ Monday, October 04, 2004 9:46 AM | Feedback (2)

New Gmail features on the air...

Seems that Gmail is under an upgrade stage...some accounts (not too much) have new features, such as a new Contact section and (curious) a new XML Feed (Atom).An XML Feed on email? Maybe you could read your email via an RSS Reader (under authentication, obviously)? Cool! You can see a picture of the changement HERE.

posted @ Monday, October 04, 2004 8:59 AM | Feedback (4)

Ordering XP SP2: a big joke!

I don't know if this is really true, but it's amazing...the fact: You know that Microsoft has a form on their website that you can fill out to get a copy of Windows XP SP2 on CD at no charge. Only by refreshing the browser, a guy has ordered 150 copies of the XP SP2!! Check HERE!Amazing! (but also really stupid)P.S. Now there's a limit to 5 copies.

posted @ Monday, October 04, 2004 7:16 AM | Feedback (1)

Community Server::Blogs - suggestions

I was reading (quickly) the Community Server::Blogs Feature Suggestions & Request Forum section and I've see something interesting that I want to put in evidence here. Some features that I'd like to see on a next release of Community Server::Blogs (or .Text) (some of them are also mentioned by other people on the forum) are: Possibility to post on the blog by Email. This is the number 1 feature requested for me. It's really useful, expecially if you're out and you've only a mobile device with you (for example a cell phone). A great search functionality (necessary to search old posts on your blog) Replacement...

posted @ Monday, October 04, 2004 6:56 AM | Feedback (0)

Why you should switch to Firefox or why you should patch your PC?

I've just finished reading this article on Cnet, "Why you should switch to Firefox".It's an interesting article but I think that the title is not too much compliant. The article explains the last GDIPLUS.DLL vulnerability and the possible damage associated to it. If you have XP SP2 or a Windows older than the 2000 version you're not affected by this problem, but this is only a theory... Other common Windows application (such as Office family, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio .NET) are affected by this problem and they can (when loaded) overwrite a patched version if the GDIPLUS.DLL with an older...

posted @ Monday, October 04, 2004 4:41 AM | Feedback (0)

Proposal for an open standard for Office documents

Some days ago Sun, according to a recommendation by the European Commission for Interchange of Data to have an open standard for exchangements of electronic documents, has proposed the OpenOffice open source document format as a new standard (the OASIS Open Document Format).I've not seen too much community reactions about this proposal...I think that having a common format for office documents could be really a good idea, expecially for portability (you could write your document with OpenOffice, Microsoft Office or with a Mac system and easily port your documents on another platform without conversions or modifications). Obviously, the standard must be...

posted @ Friday, October 01, 2004 3:56 AM | Feedback (2)