Silverlight 2.0

Microsoft Corp. is raising its Silverlight rich-media delivery software to a new level — in name, at least. Instead of calling the next release of the cross-platform browser plug-in Version 1.1, as previously planned, Microsoft will bestow a Version 2.0 name on the upgrade, according to a blog posting├é┬átoday by Scott Guthrie, a general manager […]

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Gmail 2.0 Causing Problems

All right, Gmail 2.0 doesn’t crash or slow down browsers all the time, nor does it affect everyone the same way, but it has been causing problems. But first, the relatively good news. You may recall I wrote earlier that Google had sped up it’s data storage “counter,” that always increasing number on their login […]

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Get XP SP3 RC Through Microsoft Update

Not a Windows XP SP3 beta tester, but can’t wait for the official release? Or just like to stay on the bleeding edge? There’s a way you can get access to it via Microsoft Update. It does involve editing the registry, but it’s not that difficult. Here’s all you need to do. You need to […]

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New Trojan Spreads Quickly

A new Trojan horse that started to spread early Sunday via Microsoft Corp.’s instant messaging client has already infected about 11,000 PCs, a security company said today. The as-yet-unnamed Trojan horse began hitting systems about 7 a.m. EST on Sunday, according to Roei Lichtman, the director of product management at Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd. “We […]

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Firefox 3 BETA 1 Available

Firefox 3 Beta 1 is now available for download. This is the ninth developer milestone focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 3. Ongoing planning for Firefox 3 can be followed at the Firefox 3 Planning Center, as well as in mozilla.dev.planning and […]

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Windows Live OneCare 2.0

The exact ship date of OneCare 2.0 is unclear, with one online retailer saying it will be offered early next week and others saying it will arrive earlier. Microsoft Corp. is about to release a major update to its Windows Live OneCare security suite, according to online retailers, that have already begun taking orders for […]

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Firefox 3.0 bugs

Mozilla Corp. will fix just 20% of the bugs now in Firefox 3.0 before the final version is released next year, the open-source developer’s Web site revealed yesterday.As Mozilla pushes to post Beta 1 of Firefox 3.0, it has asked developers to prioritize already-identified bugs so that the most important can be fixed. But according […]

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PS3 Antivirus

Video game consoles, which are increasingly being used to surf the Internet, aren’t generally equipped with antivirus protection like PCs.Security vendor Trend Micro Inc. thinks they should be, though. It has launched software for Sony’s PlayStation 3 that promises to block malicious Web pages and those dealing in sex, drugs and violence. The company bills […]

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Figthing Botnets

Slaying the Nemean Lion was the first of Hercules’s legendary twelve tasks set forth by king Eurystheus. The lion’s hide was so thick that weapons couldn’t penetrate it. An apt name for a new technology developed to detect botnets, one of the most fearsome beasts of the Internet underworld. Botnets come in various shapes and […]

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Firefox’s Appetite for Memory

Anyone who uses Firefox on Windows knows the browser has an almost insatiable appetite for memory, and it’s not unheard of for PCs to allocate a half GB or more of memory just to the browser alone. Mozilla continues to deny that Firefox leaks much memory, but Christopher Blizzard, a member of Mozilla’s board, says […]

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