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01
May
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Release Candidate

Release Candidate (RC) The term release candidate (RC) refers to a software version with the potential to be a final product, ready to be released to the public for final testing. In this stage of product stabilization, all product features have ... been designed, coded and tested through one or more Beta cycles with no known software bugs (defects). During the 1990s, Apple Inc. used the term "golden master" for its release candidates, and the final golden master was the general availability release. Gamma, Delta, Omega, Zenith Release Candidates Other terms include gamma (and occasionally also ... (view more)

Mon
16
Feb
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New Malware 'Virux' Spreading Rampant in US

A new strain of malware that can spread rapidly from machine to machine using a variety of infection techniques, including the poisoning of web servers which then go on to contaminate visitors, has reportedly been identified by Security Researchers. ... (Source: theregister.co.uk ) The malware, dubbed VIRUX by security researchers at Trend Micro, is spreading around the globe, but seems to be propagating faster in the U.S. than anywhere else. (Source: trendmicro.com ) VIRUX appears to be more complex than its cousin VIRUT and has the ability to circumvent Microsoft's Windows Firewall security ... (view more)

Tue
26
Aug
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Create a Macro in MS Excel Using MS Visual Basic

This is a different method for creating a macro in MS Excel 2007. You can use this method if you want to write your own script or if you want to copy and paste a part of another macro into an existing macro. You can also use this method to copy and ... paste a new macro. Follow the steps below:If the Developer tab is not available, do one of the following to display it: Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Excel Options. In the Popular category, under Top Options for working with Excel, select the Show Developer tab in the Ribbon check box. Click OK. To set the security level ... (view more)

Tue
17
Jun
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Hyperlinks that Open in a New Window

Using hyperlinks makes it much easier for readers to quickly visit a Web page without abandoning their MS Word document. Can you imagine how much easier still it could be if the Web page opens in an entirely new window? Follow the steps below to ... learn how to make this happen: Click anywhere in your document where you would like to insert a hyperlink to a Web page. Click CTRL + F9. Key in the code below: HYPERLINK" http://www.microsoft.com " no "Thisi Web Page will open in a new window." Select the Field code. Click in the code. Click F9. Using the F9 function key will convert the code to a ... (view more)

Tue
31
Jul
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Windows Genuine Advantage Causes More Problems for Vista

At a time when Microsoft didn't need any more bad Windows Vista news, reports are beginning to surface about problems with the product activation system. For some users of the not-ready-for-prime-time operating system, updating some hardware drivers ... can cause the Software Protection Platform code in Windows Vista to require reactivation. No changes are made to the hardware itself, just the drivers. Software Protection Platform code in Windows Vista is part of the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA). It's a program required by Microsoft as part of their fight against software piracy. It gets ... (view more)

Wed
27
Jun
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'Web Monitor', and 'Code Lobster Php Edition'

Web Monitor Web Monitor controls all outgoing HTTP requests from your computer and blocks unwanted Internet resources and redirects. Web Monitor protects your privacy and saves your Internet bandwidth. http://www.ixag.com/ Code Lobster Php Edition ... Everything necessary for developing on PHP. It's free, includes all standard means of working with code, advanced Find & Replace, code highlighting, autocomplete and Class View window based on its own PHP and HTML(XML) code parser. http://www.codelobster.com/ ... (view more)

Tue
05
Jun
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'Opera Usb', and 'Code View'

Opera Usb Opera USB is a portable version of Opera web browser you can carry on a memory stick. Use all Opera features mobile: no problem! There are no unwanted effects on Internet Explorer or other browsers. Existing opera versions are also not ... affected, and it makes no entries to the registry, nor does it leave data on the guest computer. http://www.opera-usb.com/operausben.htm Code View Mihov CodeView is a fast and easy-to-use program for quick browsing through text files, source code and initialization files. It is possible to copy and paste from clipboard, search for strings and print. ... (view more)

Thu
17
May
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Microsoft's Latest Fiasco: Reader Response

Sound Off! Yesterday, we asked Infopackets Subscribers what they thought of Microsoft's latest fiasco : the claim that various Free Open Source Software (FOSS) developers have violated some 235 Microsoft patents -- and now Microsoft wants to collect ... royalties. So, is Free Open Source Software really doomed -- or is Microsoft simply grabbing straws in hopes of resurrecting lost Vista sales? Infopackets Reader C. Williams was the first to chime in: " Okay, I'll admit it. I've been using a PC since late 2001, and during that time, I have used Windows exclusively. However, my experiences with ... (view more)

Mon
10
Apr
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Microsoft's $521 Million Dollar Patch

In 2003, a federal court ruled that Microsoft must pay $521 million to a Chicago-based Eolas Technologies company and the University of California. (Source: cnet.com ) Eolas sued Microsoft on the basis that the software giant infringed upon its ... patent that allows web browsers to embed and execute interactive programs -- what we know today as "ActiveX Technology" for Internet Explorer. Now almost three years later, the Eolas vs. Microsoft fiasco is finally coming to a close. According to Internet News , on Tuesday, April 11th, Microsoft will be releasing a patch related to the lawsuit that ... (view more)

Tue
10
Jan
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Rootkit

A rootkit is a set of software tools frequently used by a third party (usually an intruder) after gaining access to a computer system. These tools are intended to conceal running processes, files or system data, which helps an intruder maintain ... access to a system without the user's knowledge. Rootkits are known to exist for a variety of operating systems such as Linux, Solaris and versions of Microsoft Windows. A computer with a rootkit on it is called a rooted computer. Functions of a rootkit A rootkit typically hides logins, processes, files, and logs and may include software to intercept ... (view more)

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