MS06-042 patch finally released
Microsoft has finally released the updated MS06-042 - two days after it was original scheduled for release. The delay was caused by problems with the Microsoft delivery mechanism.
The re-release had to be deployed after it was discovered that the original patch for IE 6 caused the browser to crash of the visitor landed on a page that used HTTP 1. ...more
Red Hat buys Netscape Enterprise Solutions from AOL
Enterprise Linux specialist Red Hat has snapped up choice pieces of Netscape Enterprise solutions from AOL. These include the Netscape Enterprise Suite and include Netscape Directory Server and Netscape Certificate Management System. Red Hat says it will be delivering its own versions of these products to its customers within six to 12 months. ...more
Swedes make music search out listener
A group of Swedish scientists is working on a technology that automatically delivers music to a phone or MP3 player without the user ever having to ask.
The Push!Music technology will look for mobile devices in the vicinity and then read what music is stored on them and what has been listened to in the past. New music is then delivered via the wireless connection. ...more
Mozilla seeks Firefox and Thunderbird testers
Mozilla is seeking volunteers to test one of the key components of the forthcoming 1.5 versions of Firefox and Thunderbird.
The Software Update feature will enable inline updating of both the applications themselves and any extensions that are installed, Testing involves running a series of test cases and posting feedback as necessary. ...more
eMusic offers DRM-free music downloads
eMusic has begun offering a UK version of its DRM-free music downloads service.
With its one million song catalogue drawn largely from independent labels, eMusic has been able to avoid the restrictions stipulated by the major record companies. It sells variable bit rate (VBR) MP3s free of copying and burning controls and therefore compatible with the vast majority of portable players, including iPods. ...more