Archive for July, 2005


ICASA releases findings on Telkom ADSL

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) released its findings regarding Telkom�s ADSL service in yesterday�s Government Gazette.
ICASA decided to launch an investigation into Telkom�s ADSL service after numerous complaints were lodged with the regulator.
Telkom�s response to the complaints was that they are not the only operator offering broadband and felt it unfair to [...]

iPod cake

While there have been iPod cakes before, iLounger Tony Hartt sent us photos of by far the best we’ve seen. “I recently turned the big 4-O and because of my love for everything apple my wife made me and iPod birthday cake,” Hartt said.

Microsoft Advantage Hacked in 24 Hours

This week, Microsoft started requiring users to verifiy their serial number before using Windows Update. This effort to force users to either buy XP or tell them where you got the illegal copy is called ‘Genuine Advantage.’ It was cracked within 24 hours.
Before pressing ‘Custom’ or ‘Express’ buttons paste this text [...]

President Bush watches the Shuttle launch

Please get the man a plasma!

In this photo provided by the White House, President Bush watches the launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery from the Oval Office’s Private Dining Room Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at the White House. (AP Photo/The White House, Eric Draper)

Microsoft’s Earth deletes Apple HQ

MSN’s Virtual Earth is promoting a world free of the menace of Apple Computers.
If you’ve got time on your hands - stand up Jens and Stefan - have a look at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters from Google and MSN’s rival map sites. Both sites offer aerial photos alongside maps. MSN’s version is here and Google’s is [...]

3Com to Buy Security Flaws?

Zonoprh writes “CNET reports that 3Com’s TippingPoint division is starting a pay-for-vulnerability program called the Zero Day Initiative. It seems 3Com plans to use the vulnerabilities they purchase to fuel signatures in their protection technologies, in addition to sharing the same data with other security vendors. From the article, “Money has increasingly become an incentive [...]

One Peta-Byte Baby

EMC Symmetrix DMX-3 brings you the most powerful networked storage solution available. It builds on the proven success of the Symmetrix Direct Matrix Architecture—while bringing you new levels of capacity and performance. So you benefit from a powerful combination of incremental scalability, constant availability, and exceptional data mobility.

Symmetrix DMX-3 enables massive consolidation to deliver all [...]

Microsoft Explains Windows Vista Name

With the announcement of Longhorn’s official name, Microsoft has left many users asking: Why Windows Vista? Company representatives said that Microsoft felt the new version of Windows “deserved a name that was more representative of what it specifically brings to customers.”
“Today, we live in a world of ‘more’ — more information, more ways to communicate, [...]

Microsoft releases new Windows name - Vista

Today Microsoft Corp. announced the official name of its next-generation Windows� client operating system, formerly code-named Longhorn. Windows Vista is its name and we will probably hear a lot about this name over the next eight years.
The next version of windows that Microsoft has been working has received its official name. “Windows Vista” has been [...]

Microsoft Unveils Longhorns New Name

Today Microsoft Corp. announced the official name of its next-generation Windows� client operating system, formerly code-named Longhorn. Windows Vista is its name and we will probably hear a lot about this name over the next eight years.
Video of the name announcement can be seen via the link below.
Windows Vista Beta
Beta 1, targeted at developers [...]