Thursday, February 02, 2006

NOD32 The Anti-Virus that WORKS!

By now I'm sure you've heard about the Kama Sutra worm (also known as Blackmal and VB.NEI) scheduled to activate on February 3, 2006.

Rest assured that you and your NOD32 customers are proactively protected. However, your non-NOD32 users may have problems and need help. Be prepared to let them know that NOD32 can protect them from current and evolving threats before they occur.

Remember you can buy NOD32 from AlaskaJoe to help support the radio show.

New worm relies on old trick

February 3, 2006

"That's when the Kama Sutra computer worm will begin destroying critical files on infected computers. And hundreds of thousands of machines may have the worm lurking within their Windows operating system, ready to be unleashed on February 3 and the third of every month thereafter."

This is a very destructive, but very preventible. Take the common sense precautions outlined in the article and you should be okay.

Wireless Networking in the Developing World

It's an eBook, available at no charge under a Creative Commons license.

I got the link from Waleed al-Shobbaky, a journalist friend from Egypt. I have read a decent part of it now and think some of you might find it food for thought. Because I have spent long periods in parts of our own nation without even telephone service and am intimately involved with charities attempting to change things like that, I feel a kinship with those in under-developed and/or developing nations.

There is no doubt that wireless technology in the form of cell phones. Now other types of wireless services are starting to make their mark. Large areas, even entire nations, will see their access to information open up to a flood. How they will use this is open to question, of course, but the one thing that cannot be argued is that the status quo will change.


Gates Speaks Out Against Net Censorship - Yahoo! News

"'The ability to really withhold information no longer exists,' Gates told a government forum on the Internet."

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Make Your Windows Machine Look and Behave More Like a Mac

I found this from a link at Wired News.

What it does is make your Windows XP machine look and behave more like a Mac. Lots of Mac users have told me that they can function better in the Mac environment because it suits how they work better. If you think you might be one of those or are just curious, download the free trial of TopDesk and give it a whirl. Should you decide to keep it, the price is only $10 (USD). It's definitely worth a whirl. I rather liked the trial.


Are You Ready for Goobuntu?

Google working on a operating system for real. It's not just a rumor. Whether or not this really means anything is unclear and will be until Google clears it up.

So why are they doing this? Mostly because they can and, in my opinion, they'd be negligent if they didn't check out the possibilities. Checking something out, even by developing it to a state of usability, is a long ways from actually letting the beast out into the wild.

Will Google take Microsoft on in their core business, operating systems? I have no idea and I'm betting no decision has been made. They could do it, but be aware that they most likely won't do it, simply because that would be an outright war with MS. I could be wrong. I am not privy to the market data Google has and that is what they will judge whether or not to dive in by.

Stay tuned.


Politicians deface Wikipedia

You gotta love this one!

It seems Wikipedia's problems with rogue edits are being taken advantage of by pols. The kids just won't play fair.


Sunday, January 29, 2006

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 01-29-06

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 01-29-06. If you prefer, you can download the same file here via ftp.