Archive for May, 2005

IE Tab Browsing Confirmed !

Wednesday 18 May 2005 @ 1:25 am

IEBlog confirmed on May 16, 2005, that the next version of Windows web browser, Internet Explorer 7.0, which is code-named “Rincon“, has tabs.

They also admitted they should have integrated tab browsing feature earlier. :p

Some people have asked why we didn’t put tabs in IE sooner. Initially, we had some concerns around complexity and consistency… will it confuse users more than it benefits them? Is it confusing if IE has tabs, but other core parts of the Windows experience, like Windows Media Player or the shell, don’t have tabs? I think we made the wrong decision here initially, and we’re making the right one now.

Well, who doesn’t make mistake? As long as we learn from it and do the right thing next time. :)

Really looking forward to a better IE to be released end of this year, hopefully.

Kylie Minogue Got Cancer, Unfortunately

Wednesday 18 May 2005 @ 12:05 am

Kylie Minogue
I wish what I’m writing are not real. :(

Kylie Minogue has been diagnosed with breast cancer, according to, May 17, 2005.

Kylie Minogue’s management said the 36-year-old POP singer has early stage breast cancer, and now at home with her family in Melbourne and will undergo immediate treatment. This diagnosis results in the cancellation of her Australian tour.

“She will undergo immediate treatment and consequently her Australian tour will not be able to proceed as planned,” said the Frontier Touring Company.

Shw is expected to enter hospital in Melbourne in the next day or two for treatment.

Let’s pray for her.


MSN Searches Desktop Too

Tuesday 17 May 2005 @ 9:29 pm

Microsoft Corp. has already moved its full version of MSN desktop search application out of beta version on May 16, 2005. Microsoft is now emphasizing its ties with the Windows operating system. The old name of MSN desktop search – MSN Search Toolbar – will be renamed to Windows Desktop Search.

MSN Search

Product unit manager for MSN Search, Dane Glasgow, revealed the MSN toolbar will be building tabbed browsing into the Internet Explorer browser.

MSN is announcing plans to release an automatic update to its new toolbar suite within the next few months that adds the ability to open tabs of multiple Web pages inside one browser window and to create routines where multiple sites are opened at once.

Windows Desktop Search appears to be part of Microsoft’s broader desktop search development for Windows, including the next version of Windows, Longhorn release, though company executives have said that MSN’s version of desktop search won’t be directly bundled into Windows.

As for MSN’s new desktop search application, it will be available as a free download in the United States for Windows 2000 and Windows XP.


Security Flaw In Hyper-Threading !!

Tuesday 17 May 2005 @ 11:32 am

Well, I need to clarify again because this post is quite serious: I AM NOT AGAINST INTEL !!

I swear to GOD, I DID NOT purposely dig out bad news about Intel !! News happens by itself, I can’t create it.


Ok, here is the detail:-

Colin Percival, from FreeBSD Organization, revealed that Hyper-Threading (HT) is suffering from a serious security flaw. This flaw permits local information disclosure, including allowing an unprivileged user to steal an RSA private key being used on the same machine. In other words, Intel Pentium 4, Mobile Pentium 4, Pentium Extreme Edition and Xeon processors are all victims to this flaw.

However he stated single-user systems (i.e., desktop computers) are not affected. Besides, he strongly advised administrators of multi-user systems to take action to disable Hyper-Threading immediately.

He even wrote a 12-page long article, discussing this flaw and related problems.

In fact, he discovered this flaw back in October 2004. Then tested the suspected flaw and got notified by FreeBSD Security Officer Team in December 2004. In February 2005, vendors including Intel and other security teams contacted him. Finally, he made an official public disclosure that a security flaw exists in Hyper-Threading on May 13, 2005.

I don’t hate Intel — in fact, I think Intel makes great CPUs, and I have an Intel processor in every computer I own. (Not that I have anything against AMD; it just happened to work out this way.) But as someone who works in the field of computer security, I don’t play political games: If I find a vulnerability, I’m going to report it and work with vendors to fix it, regardless of what the problem is or who it affects.


Same here, I do not hate Intel, Intel helps the economy of Penang and Malaysia to prosper, and I thank them truly. I just came across this article and thought it would be an interesting topic to publish.

Anyone with a solid explanation to this issue please leave your comment(s) here. Feel free to drop an email to Colin Percival too.
I would rather think this breaking news is false at the moment until further confirmation.

Little About Islam.

Tuesday 17 May 2005 @ 12:34 am

The following link is dedicated to all who loves peace.

Little About Islam.

I’ve just edited this post after reading the first comment posted. He really enlighten me about this. Thanks.
If anyone of you feels this is not suitable to be here. Provide me a valid reason and I’ll take it down.

By the way, I’m not a muslim. In fact, I have no religion, but I love peace. :)

World’s Largest Broadband Satellite

Tuesday 17 May 2005 @ 12:34 am

Shin Satellite is set to move iPSTAR, the world’s largest broadband satellite, to the Ariane satellite launch base in French Guiana within the next two weeks following the conclusion of final testing.

After a number of postponements due mainly to technical problems, Shin Satellite passed a final ground test and planned to launch iPSTAR into orbit within the next few months.


Yeah, soon we’ll have more options in broadband service !! :)

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