So I’ve been working with CakePHP lately and wonder if there’s any way to get one of my favorite PHP IDE, Zend Studio, to work with it. I was particularly interested in the “automatic code completion” functionality that came with Zend Studio, and thought there should be some way to get CakePHP’s library into that list. [Read more…]
The standalone update installer the 32-bit version of Vista is available here. (434 MB)
Say goodbye to the extra tab that you have always kept open each time when you are working with Google Docs. gDocsBar is a sidebar extension for Firefox, a perfect companion for Google Docs that features a search-as-you-type box to find your documents, a drag-and-drop field to upload files from your desktop or the Web, and can filter by title, date, and author. You can also browse documents by type, create new documents from a template, and easily save clippings from favorite Web sites. The handy time-saver has something for power users, too, like smart folders that represent a combo of filtering and search, and quickly launching a document on the source list by right-clicking. The extension can be downloaded from the author site here
Want to run a Windows Vista Sidebar and Gadgets running on Windows XP?
The Windows Sidebar and Gadgets feature introduced with Windows Vista is just much like widgets oon Mac OS 10, Google Desktop Search and or Konfabulator which Yahoo has acquired now. Gadgets can help to improve your productivity by introducing features such as calendar, sticky notes, clock, weather, stocks quotes, music player or a running slideshow of your favorite photos. [Read more…]
Microsoft said that it plans to pay USD$44.6 billion for Yahoo, half in stock and half in cash. The company has around USD$21.1 billion in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities. Microsoft expects the deal to be completed by the second part of this year.
It is also the first time in Microsoft company history to borrow money in order to acquire another company. It has been rumored recently that Rupert Murdoch has some interest in Yahoo and will counter bid Microsoft’s offer. Rupert Murdoch has since denied about the rumor. [Read more…]
The hard fact that Google is expanding rapidly and commanding more than 60% of the onlne advertising arena (Google Adwords) has pushed Microsoft to make an official proposal to acquire Yahoo in a deal worth $44.6 billion in cash and stock, at a price of $31 per share, which represents a 62 percent premium for shareholders. [Read more…]
Microsoft’s decision to allow Home versions of Vista to run inside virtual machines may have far-reaching benefits in the coming years.
“This move is a good thing for those computer users who aren’t Microsoft customers (like Mac and Linux users) since they now have a cost-effective way to access Windows and its massive software library,” he said, noting that Microsoft now has a shot at the 6 percent of desktops not running its operating system today. “This is a great way for Microsoft to effectively reach 100 percent of the desktop market.”
I would say that’s a good strategic and PR move by Microsoft judging by the fact that Vista is yet to be heavily adopted like Windows XP. The majority of people (or at least people that I know) are still reluctant to upgrade as people are still vary of how stable Vista is. Not to mention that Vista is more resource hungry then its predecessor XP, and offers no obvious enhancement or productivity improvement for the daily normal users. Opening up Vista for virtualisation increases the chance of people grabbing a virtual machine from someone else and at least give it a “test drive”. It stands a chance of getting more exposure, which is better than nothing.
Original news here
Found 2 videos on youtube about Bill Gates who wil be stepping down from working full time in Microsoft to a part time basis. The first video was presented in the 2008 CES, and it’s realy the first time that I’ve seen Bill “acting” on screen and trying to be funny. I even wonder if he was the real person or was it someone else who just look like him.
The news are in. Sun is buying the popular open source database company MySQL for $1 Billion.
I hope Sun keeps MySQL license terms as it is (free of charge and free to use, except for the enterprise version), provide good documentation, support and user conferences and keep on expanding the user base as MySQL has really been good in the previous few years. Sun has to realize that it isn’t buying only a database — it has bought a community of people, employees, developers, and clients. [Read more…]
Were you always afraid of touching Linux because you think that the cute Linux penguin logo is too cute and it will going to jump out of the screen and eat your tuna for lunch? You shouldn’t be and with gos, it’s now even easier. [Read more…]