30 September 2003
29 September 2003
Q: We've been getting hit with a lot of viruses and worms lately. What's your idea for ending the attacks?
A: When you have people who hook up these machines that weren't designed for the Internet, and they don't even want to know about all the intricacies of network security, what can you expect? We get what we have now: a system that can be brought down by a teenager with too much time on his hands. Should we blame the teenager? Sure, we can point the finger at him and say, ''Bad boy!'' and slap him for it. Will that actually fix anything? No. The next geeky kid frustrated about not getting a date on Saturday night will come along and do the same thing without really understanding the consequences. So either we should make it a law that all geeks have dates -- I'd have supported such a law when I was a teenager -- or the blame is really on the companies who sell and install the systems that are quite that fragile.
(Interview with Linus in NYTimes, sorry with free registration)
26 September 2003
bull, yesterday yahoo changed the protocol for messenger to leave 3-rd party clients out, Gaim updated to work with it, but today yahoo changed the protocol again. i'm angry - i need to leave yahoo messenger behind, to bad so little people are using jabber
25 September 2003
today my Gaim is rejected by Yahoo Messenger servers. this movement was expected from some days, they warned about the need to update the clients, to their client, ofcourse, to receive all their advertisments. if there is no workaround the only solution will be Jabber
uptate: this great guy has provided rpm's for the 0.69 (wich works with YM) before Gaim itself. kudos
24 September 2003
23 September 2003
the big fuss about RedHat was revealed: the former short-lived community project RHL has fusioned with fedora, bringing the new Fedora Project. wait and see
in other software news: a new release candidate for OpenOffice.org, RC5, is on the mirrors. for me, no difference from previous RC4. i suspect they delay the release waiting for StarOffice 7 (next month)
19 September 2003
18 September 2003
tested StarOffice7 evaluation edition. instead of review, i put some scrennshots. compared withOpenOffice.org 1.1 Release Candidate:
- some fonts included, but OOo has Bitstream Vera;
- clipart included - nice ones, for OOo see OOExtras;
- templates included, also OOExtras for OOo;
- icons are nicer, but not "to die for"
17 September 2003
16 September 2003
15 September 2003
11 September 2003
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