skip to content

Apply for a Free Custom Quote

 
 

Web Design News

Windows Vista running late?

The deadline is a moveable feast, so it depends how you define "on time". Vista was supposed to be finished by yesterday, if not a couple of years before, but Windows boss Jim Allchin told Microsoft-watcher Mary Jo Foley that it wasn't going to make October 25, so the betting now is on November 8 (http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=53). If it is "released to manufacturing" then, Microsoft will still be able to ship it to business customers in November, as expected. And there shouldn't be any problem knocking out a few million boxes forthe retail launch in January next year.

Well, that's certainly the case in the US.But in Europe, there is still the looming spectre of Neelie Kroes, the European Commissioner for Competition, who may delay it further. Kroes is the main audience for an amusing double act being performed by Symantec and McAfee, who are attempting to get Vista's security systems changed in ways that, coincidentally, will benefit Symantec and McAfee.

Will the views of these giant American security software companies will prevail over those of small European security software companies such as Sophos and Kaspersky Labs, who have spoken out in Microsoft's support? Symantec made the early running; then McAfee took over, with a full page advert in the Financial Times from its chief executive officer, George Samenuk. There was then, sadly, a hiatus while Samenuk was suddenly forced to retire, and the company president was fired- news that, annoyingly, reached us just half an hour before he was scheduled to meet Technology Guardian in London.

But battle was rejoined this week when McAfee issued another press statement, patronising Britain's leading security software vendor. "Single-product vendors, like Sophos, may well not have an issue with Microsoft. However, for an innovative security risk management vendor like McAfee, that offers its customers comprehensive security protection, full and unfettered access to the kernel is vital if we are to protect users as they are currently protected with XP."

This is a reference to Microsoft's PatchGuard kernel protection, which is McAfee's main beef: it claims that things "have changed with Vista". But PatchGuard has been out for about two years in 64-bit Windows XP, and isn't in 32-bit Vista anyway, only the 64-bit version. Has McAfee simply never noticed this? We await its response with interest.


Share

Recent Web Design News Articles


News Archive
New Toucan Design Blog

We are just installing a new blog to plug into our website, the blog will include free snippets of code that we have developed as well as feedback and generla ramblings.

Toucan Web Design Blog


Google spoiling Christmas?

Is Google spoiling Christmas? We think so, check out our article to see why our Xmas surprises may no longer be a surprise.


High Quality SEO Campaign

We have a few limited places, maximum 5 people to join our ultra high quality link building and SEO campaign.


Search Engine Updates

Penguins and Pandas??
After the recent changes to Google's search engine algorithm, Toucan Web Design are pleased to announce our search engine optimisation program is still returning good results.


Office Move

Toucan Web Design Limited are moving offices on Monday 24th September 2012.


Speed up your iPhone iPad or iPod

Is your device running slow? use the following tips to get your iPhone, iPad or iPod running faster, cleaner and more efficiently wihout having to restore or lose any valuable data.


Toucan Video Tutorials

New features for all of our web hosting customers, learn how to get the most out of your hosting.


Xmas 2011 Opening Hours

Our offices will be shut from Friday 23rd December 2011 and will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2012


Mondays SEO tip

Some great tips to help you grow your Google rankings, today its images


New web hosting

Toucan Web Design Limited is now on our new web server.


Back up your website with cPanel

Instructions to back up your website files, database and email filters and forwarders configuration through the cPanel control panel


Office Move

Toucan are moving offices today, although our servers and websites will be available throughout the move, our telephone lines and internet may be down for a while


Rightmove? latemove more like

New TV adverts to promote rightmove\'s unique map house search? Move aside we developed that technology 5 years ago www.propertysell.co.uk


Christmas Web Design

Dont ignore the obvious, 3 months till christmas we advise our customers to make sure they are prepared for the 2011 Ecommerce Web Design Xmas rush


The Lost Group

Toucan Web Design are pleased to have completed their new website for Black Book in Sweden.


Latest Web Development

Toucan Web Design Limited are pleased to have finished work on a small internal deveopment for a chain of bakeries.


Bargate Rovers

Toucan Web Design are proud to be sponsoring Bargate Rovers Footbal Club this year, good luck to the team.


Latest Google Merchant Updates

Google have got some major changes coming to their shopping results, any ecommerce retailers are strongly advised to upgrade.


Moving Offices

Toucan Web Design Limited are moving offices 1st October 2011.


PHP Developer wanted

Toucan Web Design Limited are currently seeking a professional PHP developer to work from our offices in Belper, Derbyshire.
Applicants must have a minimum 2 years experience in developing within a PHP/MYSQL web development environment.


New CRM Software

We are developing new CRM Software to plug in with our timing and work management suite at Toucan Web Design


Graphic Designer Wanted

Vacancy Filled


Google Base Changes

Latest changes to Google Base


Twitter and Facebook

Keep in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter


Web Manager Wanted

Toucan Web Design Limited are currently looking for a web manager.


New Server software

We have completed updating our server software.


Web Server Outages

Toucan Web Design Limited have recently been the victim of a malicious cyber attack on our web servers.
We are working closely with our server team to ensure that our services are continually monitored and disruption is kept to a minimum.


Ecommerce trading internationally

Are you selling online and thinking of expanding to the worldwide marketplace?

http://www.toucanwebdesign.com/news/Ecommerce-trading-internationally/24.html


Toucan Web Design Tip of the Week

For all UK customers who are using Orange mobile phone services, you can now get even more coverage after the share with Tmobile transmitters.


Social media Integration

Toucan Web Design is now offering complete social media web integration


Blogs become new advertising medium

Web Logs becoming advertising force


Traffic domain name sold

Navteq Pays $179m For Traffic.com


Microsoft release .net framework v3

Microsoft Releases Vista-tied .NET Framework 3.0


Microsoft changes Vista Licence

Microsoft changes Vista licence agreement


Bosnia software figures disgust

Almost 70 percent of Bosnian software fake: report


Zango adware tactics foiled

Zango fined $3m for illegal adware installations


Web Application Security Testing

Cenzic Offers Enterprise-Scale Web App Security Testing


Microsoft and Zend join

Microsoft forges ties with open source maker Zend


Government and online gambling

Government to regulate online gaming after US Ban


Google algorithm challenged

In court Google case to defend the secrecy of their ranking system


Internet TV

Companies have broad aims for TV on the web


Windows Vista running late?

Will Windows Vista ship on time?


British Library goes Digital

British Library predicts 'switch to digital by 2020'


Success of online dating

Internet dating is much more successful than previously thought, study shows


British Film Institute online

The British Film Institute brings together its comprehensive collection of film and British television data into a new Web site


Accountants software firm launched

TWD Expand business with new Sage developers licence


Fame TV you control

Fame TV Turns Couch Potatoes into National Stars within 15 Minutes


Website Design and gender

Key Website Research Highlights Gender Bias


TWD Relaunches Internet news page

Toucan Web Design UK relaunch their web design news after rebranding


Google now giving personal searches

Top search engine now offers you the chance for your own custom search engine on your website.