Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Joomla vs. Drupal: An open source CMS shootout

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Drupal vs. Joomla

:An open source CMS shootout

Choosing a Web content management system often comes down to one question: Joomla or Drupal?

For many organizations (or individuals) with content to post and manage, blog tools like the highly popular WordPress may be more than adequate. But for companies with greater amounts of content, users, or complexity, including integration with ecommerce and also with other internal and external applications, a more comprehensive content management systems (CMS) is needed.
Here's a look at two popular open source content management systems: Drupal and Joomla! (the exclamation point is part of the official name, tsk tsk, but for punctuative simplicity I'm omitting it for the rest of this article). I've asked developers to weigh in on the strengths, weaknesses and unique features each offers, to help determine which is the best match for your organization's content needs.

Before we begin, it should be noted that both Joomla and Drupal keep getting updated -- e.g., Joomla 1.6 was released January 10, 2011, and Drupal 7 on January 5, 2011 -- and get more add-on modules. This is a good thing, obviously. But it also means that the opinions expressed in this article may become outdated or invalidated.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Google Chrome 11.0.696.16 Beta faster than ever!

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Google Chrome 11.0.696.16 Beta is the fastest ever!

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
You can download it from here!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ruby on Rails New Releases: 2.3.11 and 3.0.4!

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New Releases: 2.3.11 and 3.0.4

Posted by michael February 08, 2011 @ 10:39 PM

Two new versions of Ruby On Rails have been released today. As well as including a number of bugfixes they contain fixes for some security issues. The full details of each of the vulnerabilities are available on the rubyonrails-security mailing list. We strongly urge you to update production Rails applications as soon as possible. Rather than post the advisories individually to this blog, I’ll just link to the google talk archives.

Install the latest version using gem install rails. Or if you’re using bundler, edit your gemfile and run bundle update rails.


Affecting 2.x.x and 3.0.x

Affecting 3.0.x only

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

SourceForge.net: phpMyAdmin: News

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SourceForge.net: phpMyAdmin: News: "phpMyAdmin 3.3.10 is released Welcome to phpMyAdmin 3.3.10, a bugfix version. - Sent using Google Toolbar"

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Defraggler v2.03 Released!

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Defraggler v2.03

Improved algorithms and Windows 7 SP1 support.

Defraggler - Download Builds

Disk Defragmentation

Defraggler - InstallerDefraggler - Installer
2,999 kb - dfsetup203.exe
Defraggler - Installer download
Builds below are for system admins and advanced users.
They are not for distribution or mirroring.
Defraggler - PortableDefraggler - Portable
Zip file, no installer 
3,087 kb - dfsetup203.zip
Defraggler - Portable Download

Saturday, March 19, 2011

SeaMonkey 2.0.12 Released!

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These release notes describe system requirements, installation instructions, and known issues for SeaMonkey 2.0.12. These notes are updated when we receive feedback, so please check back for new information.

What's New in SeaMonkey 2.0.12

SeaMonkey 2.0.12 contains the following noteworthy changes relative to SeaMonkey 2.0.11:
  • Security fixes
  • Fixes for a number of non-security-relevant crashes, increasing the stability of the whole platform and the Mail & Newsgroups part of SeaMonkey
The changes page lists more details on those new features and fixes relative to SeaMonkey 2.0.11.


The SeaMonkey project provides official versions of SeaMonkey 2.0.12 for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X in US English and other languages. Community volunteers are also contributing builds for other platforms. You can download SeaMonkey 2.0.12 here.

SeaMonkey 2.0.12

PHP 5.3.6 Released!

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PHP 5.3.6 Released!

The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.3.6. This release focuses on improving the stability of the PHP 5.3.x branch with over 60 bug fixes, some of which are security related.
Security Enhancements and Fixes in PHP 5.3.6:
  • Enforce security in the fastcgi protocol parsing with fpm SAPI.
  • Fixed bug #54247 (format-string vulnerability on Phar). (CVE-2011-1153)
  • Fixed bug #54193 (Integer overflow in shmop_read()). (CVE-2011-1092)
  • Fixed bug #54055 (buffer overrun with high values for precision ini setting).
  • Fixed bug #54002 (crash on crafted tag in exif). (CVE-2011-0708)
  • Fixed bug #53885 (ZipArchive segfault with FL_UNCHANGED on empty archive). (CVE-2011-0421)
Key enhancements in PHP 5.3.6 include:
  • Upgraded bundled Sqlite3 to version 3.7.4.
  • Upgraded bundled PCRE to version 8.11.
  • Added ability to connect to HTTPS sites through proxy with basic authentication using stream_context/http/header/Proxy-Authorization.
  • Added options to debug backtrace functions.
  • Changed default value of ini directive serialize_precision from 100 to 17.
  • Fixed Bug #53971 (isset() and empty() produce apparently spurious runtime error).
  • Fixed Bug #53958 (Closures can't 'use' shared variables by value and by reference).
  • Fixed bug #53577 (Regression introduced in 5.3.4 in open_basedir with a trailing forward slash).
  • Over 60 other bug fixes.
Windows users: please mind that we do no longer provide builds created with Visual Studio C++ 6. It is impossible to maintain a high quality and safe build of PHP for Windows using this unmaintained compiler.
For Apache SAPIs (php5_apache2_2.dll), be sure that you use a Visual Studio C++ 9 version of Apache. We recommend the Apache builds as provided by ApacheLounge. For any other SAPI (CLI, FastCGI via mod_fcgi, FastCGI with IIS or other FastCGI capable server), everything works as before. Third party extension providers must rebuild their extensions to make them compatible and loadable with the Visual Studio C++9 builds that we now provide.
All PHP users should note that the PHP 5.2 series is NOT supported anymore. All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to PHP 5.3.6.
For a full list of changes in PHP 5.3.6, see the ChangeLog. For source downloads please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Memtest86+ 4.20 is released!

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LAST UPDATE : 25/01/2010

Based on the well-known original memtest86 written by Chris Brady, memtest86+ is a port by some members of the x86-secret team, now working at www.canardpc.com. Our goal is to provide an up-to-date and completly reliable version of this software tool aimed at memory failures detection.
Memtest86+ is, like the original, released under the terms of the Gnu Public License (GPL). No restrictions for use, private or commercial exist other than the ones mentioned in the Gnu Public License (GPL). Texts about the original version was taken from the original website and written by Chris Brady.
PS : A newsletter for memtest86+ updates is available / Donation for Memtest86+ welcome. Please support free GPL software.
Here is some pre-compiled distributions of memtest86+. Memtest86+ comes in three different way, first is a pre-build bootable ISO, second is a bootable binary and third an installable package for creating a bootable floppy. Third version are compressed in .zip and .tar.gz.
** Memtest86+ V4.20 (25/01/2011) **

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Apple released iPad 2

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Apple released iPad 2

    Apple released today to consumers anytime, anywhere web browsing, e-mail, view photos videos, listen to music, play games, read e-books, and more magical the second generation of mobile devices: iPad 2. iPad 2 with a new design, thinner than the original iPad (33%), lighter (15%), but also offers 9.7-inch LED-backlit LCD screen. Apple iPad 2 equipped with the latest dual-core processor, A5, providing fast performance and excellent graphics capabilities, is now more built-in dual camera: VGA quality camera can be a positive for FaceTime and Photo Booth software, high-definition camera to the back of The HD 720p video recording, so iPad users to enjoy innovative FaceTime first video call. Although lighter, thinner, faster, and increase the new features, iPad 2 is still able to meet the expectations of users, providing 10 hours of battery life *. iPad 2 There are two styles of black and white, into AT & T and Verizon are two versions of 3G networks, but also added an innovative iPad 2 Smart Cover, there are a variety of bright colors to choose from PU and leather material.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs said: "iPad global sales of more than 1 thousand 5 million units, creating a new type of mobile device. When other manufacturers are busy imitating the first generation of iPad, we have prepared the iPad 2 listed, we competition once again raised the threshold, presumably opponents have to return to the draft stage. "

With the new front and back of the camera, iPad 2 and millions of users will now be the iPhone 4, iPod touch and Mac users FaceTime video calls, so long as there is a place where Wi-Fi network, regardless of to the ends of the earth, the user can see the family and friends. In addition, Photo Booth allows you to apply interesting visual effects, a total of eight optional photo effects, such as photos taken before and after the cameras are able to apply the squeeze (Squeeze), rotation (Twirl) and Kaleidoscope (Kaleidoscope) and other special effects .

iPad 2 built-in iOS 4.3 operating system, which is the world's most advanced mobile devices, the latest version of the operating system, new features include: Faster performance of Safari mobile browser, iTunes family to share, AirPlay Enhancements **, iPad side of the switch now rotation can be used to lock the screen or switch mute, use of personal hotspot (Personal Hotspot) feature shared by Wi-Fi to iPhone 4 *** mobile phone connection. In addition, iPad 2 has built-in gyroscope to enhance gaming experience, support HSUPA to increase upload speed 3G (iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G version with AT & T service), support for HDMI video mirroring feature allows users to screen by iPad optional high-definition television display adapter (HDTV).

Innovative iPad 2 Smart Cover can protect the iPad the screen, while maintaining the shape and light weight. iPad 2 Smart Cover can automatically snap to the exclusive use of magnetic-type shaft, disassembly is very easy and can be opened automatically open iPad 2, shutting the machine can automatically sleep inside there microfiber cloth, can be help maintain the screen clean. Smart Cover can also be set into a frame for easy typing or watch videos, and offers a variety of bright colors and PU (Price U.S. $ 39) and leather (price U.S. $ 69) to choose from two materials, in addition to introducing a (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition in red against the HIV virus and AIDS sponsored by the Global Fund.

In addition, Apple also introduced two new iPad specific applications: iMovie for iPad and GarageBand for iPad, please buy the App Store, two models are as long as U.S. $ 4.99 pricing. iMovie allows users to directly iPad iPad 2 on the shooting, editing video, and posted to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and their MobileMe Gallery, but also in the iPod, iPhone, or watch these videos on the iPad, or through AirPlay and Send Apple TV to watch high-definition television. GarageBand allows your iPad Touch transformed into a set of instruments, and 8 track recording studio, allowing you to directly through the multi-touch gestures on the screen playing the keyboard, guitar, drums and bass control, even if you do not play a musical instrument it anyway.

App Store store 350,000 provided by almost all variety of applications running on the iPad 2, of which 65,000 are iPad native variety of applications, the user has 20 categories of applications to choose from, including: games, business, news, sports, medical, reference books, travel and more. iTunes Store is the world's most popular music, TV shows and movies online store, providing a thousand more than 400 million songs, more than 50,000 television shows, 10,000 movies, including more than 3,500 high-definition video included. iPad iBooks specific applications are also integrated Apple's iBookstore store is your mobile device to browse, buy and read books, the best way.

Pricing and market Wi-Fi version of the iPad 2 will be held March 11 in the United States at a suggested price of 16GB model is U.S. $ 499, 32GB model is U.S. $ 599, 64GB model is U.S. $ 699. iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G version of 16GB models suggested retail price is U.S. $ 629, 32GB model is U.S. $ 729,64 GB model is U.S. $ 829. With the Verizon mobile network iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G version will only be available in the U.S., suggested retail price for the 16GB model U.S. $ 629, 32GB model is U.S. $ 729, 64GB model is U.S. $ 829. iPad 2 in the United States will be through the Apple Store (www.apple.com), Apple Guide, and Apple authorized resellers to sell. iMovie and GarageBand iPad two specific applications will be listed on March 11, U.S. $ 4.99 pricing are all, directly from the App Store on the iPad purchase or on www.itunes.com / appstore.

iPad 2 will be held March 25 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand , Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK, and will also be introduced within the next few months more other countries in the global market. Further international launch date and pricing will be announced later.<