Archive for August, 2005


Google talk - taking over from MSN

They say talk is cheap. Google thinks it should be free. Google Talk enables you to call or send instant messages to your friends for free, anytime, anywhere in the world. Google Talk offers you:
Choice: Get in touch how and when you want to-over email, IM or a call
Quality: Talk through your computer but hear [...]

Google Talk

They say talk is cheap. Google thinks it should be free. Google Talk enables you to call or send instant messages to your friends for free–anytime, anywhere in the world. Google Talk offers you:
* Choice: Get in touch how and when you want to–over email, IM or a call
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Iburst in the news

CONNECTING to the Internet at home has for the most part been a painful exercise. Whether suffering with a dial-up copper cable modem, waiting for the technicians to install an ASDL line or weeping over the dismal bandwidth on previous wireless Internet services, the experience was always — at some level — excruciating.

Can Skype now totally replace your existing landline?

It is now cheaper for South Africans to use Skype for all calls, whether local, national or international, following the recent announcement of a reduction in SkypeOut call rates. Does this mean it is now possible to give-up on your existing landline?
Skype, the leading internet telephony company, recently announced that in commemoration of the [...]

Bring DNS servers to their knees

Hundreds of thousands of Internet servers are at risk of an attack that would redirect unknowing Web surfers from legitimate sites to malicious ones.
In a scan of 2.5 million so-called Domain Name System machines, which act as the White Pages of the Internet, security researcher Dan Kaminsky found that about 230,000 are potentially vulnerable to [...]

What Business can learn from opensource

(This essay is derived from a talk at Oscon 2005.)
Lately companies have been paying more attention to open source. Ten years ago there seemed a real danger Microsoft would extend its monopoly to servers. It seems safe to say now that open source has prevented that. A recent survey found 52% of companies are replacing [...]

ADSL providers 30GB accounts irresponsible

The 30GB accounts that some providers are currently offering are completely irresponsible says Rob Gilmour, RSAWeb Director.
Higher cap accounts are provided using Telkom RADIUS authentication process, once users exceed their 3GB cap, the ISP just returns a bit of data saying that they haven’t exceeded the cap. They can do this because all traffic accounting [...]