Are you using Linux? Do you proudly wear the Penguin? If yes, well then there are chances that soon you’ll be hauled into a court of law in patent lawsuits. Atleast that’s what Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in Microsoft’s Asian Government’s Leaders Forum in Singapore, reports Reuters. Steve also added that Linux violates over 228 patents & there are chances that someone will demand money for all that intellectual property rights. One big example is SCO Group Inc. who claims that Linux is based on its Unix & is suing big boys like IBM, etc.Read More
One of the earliest Blogging sensations & the most widely used hosted Blog service, Blogger.com(now owned by Google) will soon be available in your own lingo. Yes, that’s what Blogger Team Member Biz Stone wrote on GoogleBlog.
About time I’d say, this is a great step forward, indeed. Like Stone, I also felt amazed at how so many people from different languages managed to ind their way around with an English only interface. Though I haven’t had the fortune to come across many non-english blogs, but I’ve come across some of them & though I couldn’t understand what they said, some of them looked quite good. So like Stone, I now imagine what would happen if the users can get the interface in their own lingo?? 😕Read More
The Domain Keys System proposed by Yahoo! is backed by Earthlink & Google. In this system, the eMail server attaches a digital signature with all outgoing eMails which can be verified by the receiving server to validate its authenticity. But other big players AOL & Microsoft have teamed up & have proposed their own system, AOL’s SPF & Microsoft’s SenderID. Both Yahoo! & Microsoft have filed their technologies with Internet Engineering Task Force to make their technologies the global standards.Read More
Fianlly, months after when it intended to increase the free Inboxes to 250MB, MSN has given in & scores of free Hotmail users got the pleasant surprise, reports Wired.
But this generosity has been extended only to users from US, UK, Japan, Italy & Australia. Why this bias? :curse: Aren’t users from other countries worth 250MB? :curse:Read More
The latest issue of Macromedia Edge newsletter featured a great Fireworks tutorial. Its about colouring background imagery by Alan Musselman.
I’d have to say that those images in which foreground subject is in full colour & the background is Black N White, look real good & I wondered that it must be somewhat difficult creating that. But this tutorial changed my opinion.Read More
Happy Deepawali to all of you!! Its a festival of lights, so light candles & bulbs but don’t light crackers. They pollute the atmosphere & its already more polluted than it is good for our health. 😀 😉Read More
Yes, I finally got a Bike day before yesterday, a brand new LML Graptor. Its a 5 gear sleek bike with a 150CC engine that churns out 13.5BHP with fuel tank capacity of 17Litres & a max speed of 110KMPH. Quite a lot for me, as driving at more than 40KMPH would mean risking my bike & life as well increasing the possibility of getting a ticket. 😉 The legal limit here in New Delhi is 40KMPH for light motor vehicles. 😀Read More
Its been quite some time & I’ve received quite a lot of eMails from people asking me when the v2.0 Final of iG:Syntax Hiliter will be released.
Firstly I’d like to express my gratitude to people who’ve taken few moments out of their busy schedule to try & implement my plugin & who are interested in it. Thanks guys, you are the best. 😉Read More
This news story from PCWorld reports that a group of hackers has re-opened its source code shop online after it was forced to shut down in July, a few days after it surfaced. The shop, Source Code Club, was selling the source code of Enterasys Dragon IDS 6.1 for just $16,000 and the source code of file sharing software by Napster for $10,000. The Source Code Club said that it was selling corporate intelligence to its customers.Read More
I stumbled across this old news story at c|net news, which has me gasping for breath & making me jealous of South Koreans. How I got to this news story isn’t important, but this news story is. 😀
As per this news story at c|net news, on an average, the Internet Connection speed in South Korea is 8 megabits per second, in short, its 8Mbps. 😯 :dizzy: Its 8 times more than what broadband users get in US, states the news story. 😕 Seems like the americans reading this or those aware of this fact might think that their connection which they thought was broadband, is just infact a narrow, a much narrow band. 😀Read More