Windows update blocks internet access

Update (11 July): Checkpoint have released a new update for ZoneAlarm that resolves this issue.

If your internet connection stopped working after you installed windows update patches released yesterday, it’s most probably because you are running Zone Alarm with its security level set to high. One of the patches (KB951748) released yesterday doesn’t play very well with zone alarm.
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Desktop Applications for GNU/Linux – Part 3: Office/Productivity

There are plenty of office suites as well as a whole host of other productivity software freely available for GNU/Linux. Here you will find an overview of the best free office suites and individual productivity applications.

There are plenty of office suites as well as a whole host of other productivity software freely available for GNU/Linux. Most of these provide the average user with all the functionality they need from a word processor, desktop database or spread sheet application. Some will even open documents created in Microsoft Word or Excel with varying degrees of success. There will be some issues when it comes to Continue reading “Desktop Applications for GNU/Linux – Part 3: Office/Productivity”

Book Review – Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft Plans to Stay Relevant in the Post-Gates Era

What will happen to microsoft in the age of google?

Book CoverMary Jo Foley has been following Microsoft for over a couple of decades now, and in her book Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft Plans to Stay Relevant in the Post-Gates Era she fills us in on the history and her perspective on where they are heading in the new world of Web 2.0. Continue reading “Book Review – Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft Plans to Stay Relevant in the Post-Gates Era”

Microsoft comes to its senses about IE8

Well, it would appear that microsoft is realising it made a mistake in choosing version targeted quirks mode as the default for Internet Explorer 8. I guess they didn’t anticipate the uproar from developers, and so decided to do a U-Turn and enable standard compliance mode by default.

Well, it would appear that microsoft is realising it made a mistake in choosing version targeted quirks mode as the default for Internet Explorer 8. I guess they didn’t anticipate the uproar from developers, and so decided to do a U-Turn and enable standard compliance mode by default. Continue reading “Microsoft comes to its senses about IE8”