Windows XP is approaching "End of Support". http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/end-support-help. Support for Internet Explorer ended with IE8. Google Apps and JQuery 2,0 no longer work with IE8 Most users have already installed Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox but there are sites which depend on "OldIE". That means you need two rendering engines.
The latest version of Ubuntu was released on Thursday. I've upgraded the living room media machine and my desktop. Both upgrades went without incident. The Unity interface seems much improved and overall the machine is faster. I'm using LXDE on my desktop I cannot discern a difference in performance. Although I still find the simian nature of Unity repelling, I am getting used to "point and grunt". I picked up a couple of new-old Fujitsu tablets and maybe I can complete the orientation.
I have enabled the feature for the domain ls.net and added it to my account. It appears to be optional. I am barely beginning to understand the ramifications so it will be better to ask Google than me. Of course, if disaster strikes, I will try to help. Changing computers or multiple computers looks like the biggest hassle.
I do know of several cases of hacked passwords so password theft is not a remote possibility. I know one of my passwords has been compromised numerous times but I do not use it on accounts of consequence.
LSNet would like to apologize for today's internet outage. ComCast Cable, our Internet Provider, had outages in the area throughout most of the day.
It is not unusual to come upon used machines with a valid Windows Product Key sticker but without installation media. Although Windows XP is approaching end-of-life (April 8, 2014), it should be serviceable for awhile after that date.
http://www.zone54.com has a link to a “torrent” that will download “Windows XP Professional 32 bit SP3 Black Edition”. Microsoft would not enthusiastically endorse this site but with the COA sticker on the case, you could go so far as to put your product key in the computer (utility provided).
It was time to do updates on our sister server in Fairfax. Cleaned up appropriate old kernels and started on Drupal. Drush has become a critical tool for working on Drupal installations but we (Drush or me) stumbled on an update to Mollum.
Mollum is a filter which greatly reduces unwanted registration and other mischief. We has been coasting on mollom 7.x-1.1 and Drush was content to let us do that. An upgrade to 7.2.4 became available but drush did not pick it up automatically.
2 Wireless AP's on TWR's Network went down today, this will affect most if not all of our Wireless Customers on WVTF. 2 out of 3 AP's are dead, a field visit would be required to see if the operational access point is visible.
Due to weather and safety concerns the earliest the climber can replace the AP is Friday, but there is slim chance it could happen on Wednesday.
We apologize for the delay and thank you for your patience.
High Speed Wireless Internet now available in Wallens Creek area!