October 2005 - Posts
||I'm not sure that's even the right term, is it? Connecticut passed a law that became effective on October 1st and a violation will get you a $100 ticket. So, I've been wearing a headset and to be honest with you, I find wearing a headset all the time much more distracting that talking on the phone once in a while. Hopefully, I'll get used to it.|
October 19, 2005, (Mountain View, CA). The Mozilla Corp. extends 100 million "Thank you's" to Firefox community members for reigniting innovation on the Web. As the browser's first anniversary approaches this November, Firefox adoption numbers have exceeded expectations with more than 100 million downloads since Firefox's introduction in 2004.
Firefox's download success is a direct result of the collaborative efforts of thousands of contributors worldwide. Their work developing and fine-tuning the Firefox browser ensures the best Web experience available. Volunteer extension developers further enrich Firefox's capabilities by enabling users to customize and enhance their browser and truly take back the Web.
More at: http://www.mozilla.org/press/mozilla-2005-10-19.html
On a computer that is running Microsoft XP, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, or Windows Server 2003, one or more problems may occur after you install the critical update that is discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-051. These problems include the following: .
- The Windows Installer service may not start.
- The Windows Firewall Service may not start.
- The Network Connections folder is empty.
- The Windows Update Web site may incorrectly recommend that you change the Userdata persistence setting in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
- Active Server Pages (ASP) pages that are running on Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) return an "HTTP 500 Internal Server Error" error message.
- The Microsoft COM+ EventSystem service will not start.
- COM+ applications will not start.
- The computers node in the Microsoft Component Services Microsoft Management Console (MMC) tree will not expand.
- Authenticated users cannot log on, and a blank screen appears after the users apply the October Security Updates.
I been awarded again as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for FrontPage - this is my fifth year and I think it's going to be the best one ever! Of course, the first time was real exciting, especially since I was the first ever female FrontPage MVP. But the upcoming year looks like it's going to be real busy for FrontPage and all the FrontPage MVPs - more to come later.
Vulnerability in DirectShow Could Allow Remote Code Execution (904706)
Vulnerabilities in MSDTC and COM+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (902400)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (896688)
Vulnerability in the Client Services for Netware Could Allow Remote Code Execution (899589)
Vulnerability in Plug and Play Could Allow Remote Code Execution and Local Elevation of Privilege (905749)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms05-047.mspxVulnerability in the Microsoft Collaboration Objects Could Allow Remote Code Execution (907245)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms05-048.mspxVulnerabilities in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution (900725)
Vulnerability in the Windows FTP Client Could Allow File Transfer Location and Tampering (905495)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms05-044.mspxVulnerability in Network Connection Manager Could Allow Denial of Service (905414)
Is there anything that Google doesn't do? Today, they launched a web-based newsreader, Google Reader. I tried it today at work, subscribing to a couple feeds. Tonight, at home, I fired it up again, and because it's tied to my gmail account, it knew about the feeds I had already subscribed to, and read. Could be quite a timesaver.
At the MVP Summit, Steven Sinofsky, senior vice president of Microsoft(r) Office at Microsoft Corp., made a major announcement about the next version of Office - currently known as "Office 12". PDF support will be built into Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote, Visio, and InfoPath - and yes, the PDF documents will be accessible. Sinofsky said that this was the second most requested feature in Office - we didn't get a chance to ask what the first most requested feature was.