Microsoft have released the RTM of Windows Vista / Server 2008 Service Pack 2 to all connect users who are presently testing the SP2 beta. All connect beta testers can download this from connect web site -> https://connect.microsoft.com/
For information, RTM -> Ready To Manufacturer (meaning, this is the final version of the product)
NSS Labs, in their browser security study, have found Internet Explorer 8 to have the highest blocking rate in web based malware delivery and infection.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer v8 (RC1) achieved 69% block rate
- Mozilla Firefox v3.07 achieved just over 30% block rate
- Apple Safari v3 achieved 24% block rate
- Google Chrome 1.0.154 achieved 16% block rate
- Opera 9.64 achieved 5% block rate
Read more at NSS Labs detailed report -> Download (PDF 445 kb)
Every time we install or reinstall our operating system (Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7), we find our self in need to install some software, without which, we cannot run our computer properly and with ease. There is a clear distinguishing between the must install applications and the ones with your choice. So here is a list of the must-installed apps, which are, to me unavoidable.
Its no longer a dream anymore. First, Indian Railways with their Railtel high speed Internet service and now its TATA, who are planing to roll out their fiber to home pilot project “Power Launcher” by which they are planing to offer speed upto 100mbps at end user.
Although no detailed information is available at this time but TATA has claimed to have 1500km of OFC (Optical fiber cable) around Mumbai city by which they are planing to offer 100mbps connections at Rs. 10,500/- per month.
At a first look, it is expected by many to believe that for an end user, it would be impossible to afford Rs. 10,500/- per month for an ultra high speed service but it is a boost for small and medium enterprise and businesses, for example, running your own hosting firm and data center at your own premises in Indian is no longer a dream as with these services, one can certainly achieve these goals.
The state owned BSNL is the 1st to launch the 3G mobile services in India and has released its tariff plan for the 3G data services.
The given format of the plans are long and confusing hence here I simplify the details.
- 2G prepaid customers under General Prepaid plan can migrate to 3G Prepaid through a migration voucher of Rs. 151/- (inclusive of Service Tax) with existing 2G-SIM and without any change of number.
- In case Life time and any other plan user (pre-paid) would need to use “zero vouche” before using the migration voucher of Rs. 151/-
- New SIM card would cost Rs. 300 with 7 days validity
PrePaid (voice) Tariff / price for 3G
It seems the existing 2G tariff wont be applicable under the 3G pre-paid, hence new tariff / recharge format is given. Recharge cards are available with Rs. 350 (30 days) / Rs. 650 (45 days) / Rs. 1350 (90 days).
PostPaid (voice) Tariff / price-list for 3G
Plan ranging from Rs. 500 till Rs. 2500 is available for different need. All plan comes with Full talk value.
Pre-Paid / Post-paid data service charge
Here comes with main thing, charges for 3G (3.6mbps) data services. All plans are available as 30 days basis.
- Unlimited 3.6mbps is Rs. 3001/- per month
- Lowest plan is Rs. 250/- with 300mb of usage along with Rs. 2/- per extra MB.
- In case you run our of allocated data usage, there are data top-ups available under pre-paid, Rs 120 -> 100 MB / Rs 225 -> 300 MB / Rs 260 -> 500 MB / Rs 330 -> 1GB
Mobile TV for pre-paid / post-paid
Sorry the given plan is out of my understanding as no details are available on channel list or the terms are premium / non-premium channels.
Availability of data cards and tariff
No details are available at this time and users can only access 3G via their own 3G enable mobile phones but from the previous experiance of bundle services, expect the cards / devices to come from those cheap chinese manufacturer like ZTE / Huwai or such
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 is now released to its final versi0n. Download links are as follows,
Windows XP x64
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 64-bit
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 64-bit
One can also visit Microsoft Windows update service to obtain the product, which is expected to be available by 3rd weak of April under auto update delivery system.
With browser compatibility feature, IE8 is certainly performing much faster than IE7 and comparable to alternate browsers like FireFox / Opera.
There is been roomers and talks, that, just like BSNL, Reliance is also preparing to launch their EVDO service for high speed mobile broadband. Till date Reliance have not made any official statement about the service launch.
However today, while I was searching for some driver update at Windows update service for my EVDO modem of BSNL, I came to see that MS Windows update service does list driver for specific Reliance CDMA EVDO device.
It seems ZTE would also be supplying to Reliance and same models also.
As its turns out, Reliance has launched the service. There are 2 device options from ZTE (almost same as BSNL) and Huawei.
One may take a look at service plans at Reliance Netconnect web site. It is claimed that with upto 3.1 mbps, reliance is the fastest EVDO service provider along with largest EVDO covarage but as always with Reliance, there must be something out of order, and there is. It seems their Unlimited plans are just a straight lie. The word unlimited to reliance means 10 GB as all their unlimited plans comes with 10 GB data transfer limit and after which they will charge you Rs. 2/- per MB.
You have a self hosted forum / blog. The site gets a little popular and you enjoy global traffic and one good morning you awake up and find the system is in mess and service out of order.. Text is messed up or domain is pointing towards some other web site or showing some thing else.
Basically you understand, you are hacked !!
What is hacking ?
In simple word, performing an unauthorized action is hacking..
What type of attack / hacking happens to a web site / forum / blog ?
There are 3 major parts of a web site. So the attack can happen on any of these or in multiple factors also.
The most critical part is domain, where as an attack on script or hosting can be prevented with simple 1 click solutions.
How the hacking is done on a web site ?
The Cricket world has lost its innocence as in an attack on the Srilankan team’s bus by gunmen in Lahore, Pakistan. As we can see the cricketers have now become the soft target of terrorists. Gunmen attacked the team’s convoy near the Gaddafi stadium with rockets, hand grenades and automatic weapons, triggering a 25-minute gun-battle with security forces.
Now the question is will any team want to play in Pak soil after this massacre? The ICC abandons this test match. This incident has thrown a massive question mark over the future of the game in the troubled nation — a co-host for the 2011 cricket World Cup.
But the questions playing in our mind are just like:
What else can be done ? As the state is now fighting hard to cope up with the on going power crisis !!
Dont ask why, as they always find some bizarre explanation for the power crisis, for example if its summer then rivers go dry and they cant boil water hence no power, where as in rainy season, there is too much water hence coals have gone wet so it becomes hard for them to burn coal hence no power and if it is winter, then due to fog, they are unable to transport coal to the power plant hence no coal no power !!
What ever the reasons are, the out come is simple, long power cuts. So if you are a blogger from Kolkata, then either you may follow TATA and head towards Gujarat, or you may stay and enjoy candlelight blogging.
Its been a while since the website was running WordPress theme (Not so) Fresh. It needed some refreshment and while I was searching for a theme for one of my friends, I ended up finding my self a new theme.
With lot of help from my blogging Guru Navjot of nspeaks.com, I am able to complete the installation of this new theme iNove (which is a free theme by the way). Few points which I really like about this new theme are,
- Black and white base is always easy for readers to read on..
- Theme has more width than the previous one, hence, it would allow bigger screen-shots
- This new theme is fully compatible with WP 2.7 !!
Some of my friends, both online and offline, have shown interest to write at Choto Cheeta Online as guest blogger. Therefore, with utter pleasure I have created a new category as Guest blogger to welcome them and give them a platform to write and express them self.
Although I wonder why would some one wants to guest blog in a small blog like Choto Cheeta Online.
Apache has been the leader in web server platform since years. It dominates with over 50% of market share. The key of success for Apache has been the cross platform support along with its open source format.
Every single web host which we use, mostly shared and in some cases VPS, offer us option of Apache only. Every time locally we think of php development, most of the time we use Apache as our web server.
ChotoCheeta.com is no different, since its birth, it is been hosted under Apache, however in last few months my hosting server, which is a managed hybrid located at WiredTree.com Illinois, Chicago facility is facing problem with server load. In a recent reply to one of my support ticket, the server admins of WiredTree.com have suggested to try out a new web server platform.
The LiteSpeed web server is suppose to be more than 6 times faster than Apache while handling heavy traffic and support professionals of WiredTree.com thinks that it is a better option than RAM upgrade. However, compare to Apache, LiteSpeed is a paid product and has limited support for cross platform (in turns of OS).
If you don’t want to try ugprading your RAM we can try out LiteSpeed. It tends to handle massive concurrent connections with PHP much better than Apache.
WiredTree.com would provide LiteSpeed at USD 12 per month only as on demand basis to its customer, that too as a beta offering. Looks impressive.. Isn’t it ?? but the path is totally unknown as, till date, I have not found a single known user using LiteSpeed for a live web site or web project. Therefore if any reader is using LiteSpeed, then I would like to invite you to share your experiance with LiteSpeed.
Although me, my self dont have enough experiance of web server and it would be first time I am trying out LiteSpeed but still I think its time to say bye to Apache and shift to LiteSpeed.