Free software? You can’t just give it away

Who could possibly be upset with the Mozilla Foundation for giving away its Firefox browser? Well according to this article in the Times Online -Technology News Gervase Markham (he works for the Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting choice and innovation on the internet), has found one Trading Standards officer who is incredulous:… Read more »

Running as Limited User

This is one of those geek alert ones… but you really should have a look at it, it might help you control your friends and relations from trashing your Windows XP setup Over at Mark’s Sysinternals Blog there is a recent post called Running as Limited User – the Easy Way. The Malware epidemic has… Read more »

Ultra High Security Password Generator

Sometimes you need really serious passwords , for routers, wireless access points, securing databases. You know… serious stuff. Generating long, high-quality random passwords is not simple. So Steve Gibson has made it easier here is some totally random raw material, generated just for YOU, to start with his Ultra High Security Password Generator Each time… Read more »

Vatican copyrights the Pope

Well at least his utterings. According to the Times Online the Vatican ‘cashes in’ by putting price on the Pope’s copyright It appears that the Vatican has been accused of trying to cash in on the Pope’s words after it decided to impose strict copyright on all papal pronouncements. For the first time all papal… Read more »

Aus Gov to introduce “personal use” legislation

Oh goody… Phil Ruddock “might” be giving us all a chrissy present. See MILLIONS of Australians who tape TV shows and copy CDs will soon get the right to do it with a clear conscience. A quick overview… “The Federal Government will next year legalise the video recording of television shows for personal use, and… Read more »

How to rip a DVD

How timely is this? Elliott Back has written a quick tutorial on How to rip a DVD. Ripping a DVD to xvid or divx avi is really quite easy, if you have the right tools. You’ll first need to download DVD decrypter and auto gordian knot (autogk). DVD decrypter allows you to rip the raw… Read more »