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MovableType 3.34 is comming

MT 3.34 is coming yesterday very quietly.
I knew this information from other blogger. I think it should be put into the back-end of MovableType platform.
Ok, let’s see what’s
* Fixes important potential XSS vulnerabilities
* Is a free and recommended update for all Movable Type users
* Enables simple use of FastCGI which yields a 15x performance increase Sixapart bring to us.
Here is the release notes for 3.34, go to check it out.
When I finish this post, I will download the updated Mt3.34 and try it in a brand new install and a update.

Try Google Toolbar for Firefox 3

I use Firefox for all my regular web use, except some special web site I have to use IE Tab.
The current Google Toolbar for Firefox I used is 2.1.
google-toolbar-2.1-firefox

Some IE version features were not provided on Firefox version. Say, Google Bookmarks, Google Accounts login.
Now Google release the 3.0 Google Toolbar 3.0 for Firefox.
This my most wanted feature. So I don’t need Firefox Google Bookmarks any more.
firefox-google-bookmarks

This is also a good improvement for Google Toolbar.
firefox-google-addbuttons

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Ubuntu 6.10 is released (Edgy Eft)

Now it’s time to upgrade your Ubuntu 6.06 to 6.10.
There is no free shipit for 6.10. And it is not a Long Term Support (LTS).
You can download it here.
Let’s see some new features implemented in Ubuntu 6.10.
1) New Startup Screen.
It will looks much clear in different resolutions.
2) GNOME 2.16
This is the latest GNOME.
3) Tomboy
Note-taking tool.
4) F-spot
F-spot is a photo manager to replace the gthumb.
5) Evolution
Evolution 2.8.0 comes with GNOME.

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Pentacle In-Out Board 6.10.0.1211

I am proudly announce Pentacle In-Out Board v 6.10.0.1211 is ready for brand new installation and upgrade from all previous version.
I post the new release on Oct., 22 2006.
The upgrade package is ready yesterday.
In v6.10, I added some new features and improvement:
* 3 level of user rights.
* Delete / Undelete user.
* Vacation day carry forward can be half day.
* If date or time entered in error, Admin can correct it.
* Database backup and compact.
* Email address can include new TLD (top level domain), such as .name, .coop, .museum.
* Send email by group or location.
* Improve the speed to load Pentacle News.

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Firefox 2.0 release now

I use Firefox more often than before. I download the Firefox 2.0 when I know the final version 2 is coming.
I did not get the upgrade information from the 1.5.0.7 version. In the official site, it is still old version to be download.
I have this link to download it from the Open Source Lab.
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/2.0/win32/
Choose the language you prefer to download.
I use English. It is about 5.6MB.

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Windows Vista Ready PC or Windows Vista Premium Ready PC

If you bought a computer last month or you want to buy some one as a Christmas gift to your boy, it must be a Windows Vista Ready PC.
It may has an integrated graphics card, can run Microsoft Office smoothly, and may be OK for some small 2D games.
Do you think it can support most of the advantages of Windows Vista?
The answer is NO.
Almost all PCs sold in the computer stores are Windows Vista Ready PC.
The requirement of Windows Vista Ready PC is “800-MHz CPU, 512 MB of RAM and an integrated graphics processor that can handle Microsoft’s DirectX 9 graphical interface”
It means Microsoft Windows Vista can just run on it.

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AwStats Upgrade

Awstats, or Advanced Web Statistics, has the latest stable version, 6.5 (build 1.857). Current version running on my statas site is 6.4 (build 1.814). It is about one year to wait the new version.
Ok, let’s show you how to upgrade from 6.4 to 6.5.
It is very simply and directly.
Step 1: Backup all files you have in the wwwroot. Just in case you want it.
Step 2: Download the awstats-6.5.zip file and decompress it.
Step 3 : Copy the files of wwwroot to overwrite the original files.
That’s all.

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Upgrade my wife’s computer

During past month, my wife always use my workstation to play the game, “tetris”, in the ourgames.com. This is a huge online game community. You can choose a person from over 500+ in one game any time.
Now it is 10:30am Pacific time, there are over 150,000 gamers online.
This site is based on China, but the players are from the world.
Ok, back to upgrade PC. To release my computer, I have to upgrade my wife’s old pc. She can not use the old one to play online game, it is too slow. Always lose out.
The job of her computer is to check emails, internet phone, online games, and some office documentation.
My budget is about $300. After studying the pc market and comparing the different platforms. I choose the following products to upgrade it.

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