Monthly Archives: February 2008


Sau bao tháng ngày chờ đợi, thế là cuối cùng, ngày 22/02, gia đình tôi đã đón chào thành viên mới rồi.
Bé Bi sinh ra nặng 3.5kg. Giống bố y hệt, ít nhất là ở phần quan trọng nhất 🙂
Mời mọi xem những bức hình đầu tiên của bé và chia vui cùng gia đình chúng tôi:


The First Lunch for all staffs at iWay

WinMerge – powerful FOSS visual tool for files/folders differencing and merging

WinMerge is an Open Source visual text file differencing and merging tool for Win32 platforms. It is highly useful for determining what has changed between project versions, and then merging changes between versions.
Key Features:

  • Visual differencing and merging of text files
  • Flexible editor with syntax highlighting, line numbers and word-wrap
  • Handles DOS, UNIX and MAC text file formats
  • Unicode support
  • Difference pane shows current difference in two vertical panes
  • Location pane shows map of files compared
  • Highlights differences inside lines in file compare
  • Regular Expression based file filters in directory compare allow excluding and including items
  • Moved lines detection in file compare
  • Creates patch files
  • Shell Integration (supports 64-bit Windows versions)
  • Rudimentary Visual SourceSafe and Rational ClearCase integration
  • Archive file support using 7-Zip
  • Plugin support
  • Localizable interface via resource DLL
  • Online manual and installed HTML Help manual

More information:

New Features for Zimbra Collaboration Suite 5.0

Sunnyvale, Calif. – February 5, 2008 – Zimbra, a Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO) company, and the leader in open source, next-generation e-mail, today announced the availability of Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) 5.0. ZCS 5.0 includes hundreds of enhancements that expand Zimbra’s access across desktops and devices while setting the standard for Web-based productivity in a business environment, and showcases Yahoo!’s dedication to providing world-class e-mail and collaboration services.

Enhancements in ZCS 5.0 extend Zimbra’s best-of-breed anywhere access on the desktop, including support for Microsoft Outlook 2007, and on virtually any device, with support for BlackBerry Enterprise Server, J2ME-enabled handsets such as the Motorola RAZR, and a new version of ZCS for mobile web browsers. New features in the award-winning Zimbra AJAX Web client include instant messaging, briefcase, and task applications as well as Zimbra Desktop, the world’s first offline-capable Web 2.0 collaboration experience.

New features in ZCS 5.0 include:

  • Task Lists. Off by default when you upgrade. A new Tasks tab is added to the application tabs. The tasks list feature includes the ability to create multiple task lists, create tasks, mange a task, including setting the priority and tracking the progress
  • Documents. On by default when you upgrade. Documents is a document sharing and collaboration application that gives you a central place on the Zimbra Web Client to develop, organize, and share information
  • Briefcase. Off by default when you upgrade. Briefcase lets you save files on the Zimbra Web Client so that you can access them whenever you log on to the ZWC
  • Delegated Mailbox. Users can share any of their email folders, including the Inbox and sub-folders
  • Users can be notified when their mailbox is almost full (quota feature)
  • Calendar entries can be marked private or public
  • Search for an appointment up to 180 days in the future
  • Photos and images can be uploaded and synced to the address book contacts list
  • Message priority can be set
  • Instant notification of email messages can be enabled
  • Major changes to the administration console include:
    • Layout of the administration console has been improved. You can open more than one function at a time. Tabs are opened above the Content pane
    • Search queries can be saved
    • Search for all administrators and domain administrators on ZCS
    • Last login time is displayed from the administration console Accounts content pane
    • Default time zone set in the COS/Admin can now be changed by users. This timezone is used for Zimbra Mobile and the standard Zimbra Web client
    • Monitoring, Server Statistics for individual servers now includes a Sessions tab that displays information about active web client, administrator and IMAP sessions
    • Certificates can be managed and installed from the administration console
  • The Jetty Web server is now used as the server container that the Zimbra software runs within. Reference to this servlet is called mailboxd
  • Domain name can be changed from the zmprov CLI
  • Ngnix is used to support more scalable POP/IMAP proxy
  • Domain’s status can be set, including status of Suspended
  • Account level logging can be configured
  • ZCS HTTP mode now includes Redirect. Redirect mode redirects any users connecting via HTTP to a HTTPS connection
  • If more than one language locale has been installed on ZCS, users have the option to select the locale that is different from the browser language settings from the Preferences, General tab
  • Major import and migration feature enhancements:
    • Tasks can be imported/migrated
    • The types of items (appointments, email, contacts, and tasks) to import can be selected
    • Photos associated with contacts can be imported/migrated
    • Appointments and tasks private status is retained

Top 50 Proprietary Software and their Open Source alternatives

1. Windows Vista OS to Ubuntu OS
2. Internet Explorer Browser to Firefox Browser

Office Suites
3. Microsoft Office to OpenOffice
4. Mactopia to NeoOffice

Office Tools
5. MathWorks MATLAB to Scilab
6. Microsoft Access to Kexi
7. Microsoft Word to OpenOffice Writer
8. Microsoft Excel to OpenOffice Calc
9. Microsoft Visio to Dia

10. Blackboard to Moodle
11. Box to Cabos
12. Microsoft Project to Open Workbench
13. Mindjet to FreeMind

Graphic Programs
14. Adobe Illustrator to Inkscape
15. Adobe PhotoShop to GIMP
16. Adobe Premiere to Avidemux
17. AutoCAD to Archimedes
18. Microsoft PowerPoint to OpenOffice Impress
19. Microsoft Paint to Tux Paint

Web Editors
21. Adobe GoLive CS2 to Mozilla SeaMonkey
22. Adobe Dreamweaver to NVU
23. Macromedia Flash Professional to OpenLaszlo
24. Microsoft Frontpage to Bluefish
25. Windows Notepad to ConTEXT
26. Altova XMLSpy to XML Copy Editor

27. Adobe Acrobat to PDFCreator
28. Adobe Framemaker to DocBook
29. Microsoft Publisher to Scribus

30. AIM to Pidgin
31. FeedDemon to RSS Bandit
32. Microsoft MSN Messenger to aMSN
33. Microsoft Outlook to Thunderbird
34. Skype to Wengophone

35. iTunes to Songbird
36. Nero Burning Rom to K3b
37. Quicktime to Darwin Streaming Server
38. TiVo Desktop to
39. Windows Media Player to Miro

40. CuteFTP to Filezilla
41. iBackup to ZManda
42. Norton Ghost to Partition Image
43. Rational Purify to Valgrind
44. WinZip to 7-Zip

45. Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal to Winpooch
46. McAfee VirusScan to ClamWin
47. Norton Personal Firewall to WIPFW

48. to OpenSSL
49. Microsoft Money (Plus) to TurboCash
50. Quickbooks to Compiere

Microsoft and Sun, the Real Story

So one day, Scott McNealy, founder and chairman of Sun, read in his morning newspaper how the use of Java was rapidly diminishing, courtesy of something called ‘The LAMP Stack’. Furiously, he called his accountant.

Scott: “I knew this Java thing was a bad idea in the first place! I see only one solution. We need to buy this Lamp!”
Accountant: “Euh, LAMP is not a company. It’s an acronym. It’s Linux , Apache, MySQL and PHP”
Scott: “Then buy me Linux!”
Accountant: “But we still have this Solaris thing..”
Scott: “Then buy me Apache!”
Accountant: “That’s a foundation. Nothing to buy there.”
Scott: “Then buy me MySQL!”
Accountant: “We don’t do databases.”
Scott: “It’s a database?”
Accountant: “What rock have you been living under?”
Scott: “Sweet. I can own the Lamp AND piss off Oracle at the same time!” (waves fake plastic magic wand) “Make it so!”

And so it happened.

Ten days later, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was reading the CIO Magazine, and read about this interesting thing called PHP, that according to the author you could use to write “WHAT?!”. “WHAT?!”, obviously a highly advanced and evolved version of “Hello World”, caught his attention. So he called Bill Gates.

Steve: “Hey, you heard about this PHP thing?”
Bill: “Pee Age Pee? You’re not that old yet, are you?”
Steve: “What? No, wait, it’s a programming language, apparently better than ASP.NET.”
Bill: “Who cares if it’s better. I mean; we made the worst operating systems ever and still rule. (Checked out Leopard yet? It is SO cool.)”
Steve: “I don’t know Bill… remember that internet thing that we didn’t know about years ago? Kind of nearly missed the boat there.”
Bill: “Right. Didn’t we solve that in the same way? Worst browser, highest market share, that sort of thing?”
Steve: “Yes we did, but then we also didn’t know about this ‘mp3’ thing until it was too late.”
Bill: “We did manage to make Zune the worst player, but somehow we’re not market leader. Guess we got sloppy?”
Steve: “Maybe it’s just different times. Maybe we should have a different strategy.”
Bill: “Ok, so let’s just buy PHP then.”
Steve: “It’s not a company. But Encarta says it’s written by a Rasmus Lerdorf.”
Bill: “So let’s hire him.”
Steve: “Tried that. Didn’t want to join. Can’t blame him, works at Yahoo.”
Bill: “Then I guess we’ll have to buy Yahoo.”

So it happened.

Two of the most controversial announcements of this month, and both appear to be part of devious plots to take over the LAMP stack. What’s next? My prediction: Red-Hat buys Zend; Oracle buys Red-Hat; Sun and IBM join forces to buy Oracle, Microsoft buys Sun, kills IBM and peace is restored in the galaxy.

P.S. Can you imagine Microsoft running sites like Flickr? These guys invented MS Paint!

Enterprise IT ain’t what it used to be

Enterprise IT” vendors are in the midst of an identity crisis, and Linux is to blame.
Want proof? Just look at some recent news announcements: Not only is the erstwhile uber-proprietary Sun Microsystems selling Intel- and AMD-based servers, it has also snapped up open source giants like MySQL. That’s quite a shift from a year ago, when Sun seemed almost ashamed of its Linux success.
Next, consider IBM, with its Linux-on-mainframe initiative. Big Blue recently took this approach a step further and announced Lx86, a virtualization technique for running — you guessed it — native Linux on its traditional System p Unix boxes.
Not to be left out, Hewlett-Packard is also singing the praises of Linux and open source, with its new FOSSology tools for managing open source software and licenses.
These are just a few examples. Meanwhile, in a parallel universe, Web 2.0 companies are busy redefining the very notion of “enterprise IT,” but one thing is clear: Linux is pervasive there as well.

> Sun, MySQL users ponder blockbuster acquisition:
> Sun Microsystems, the begrudging Linux vendor:
> Low-cost Linux revives IBM mainframe (again):
> HP ferrets out open source software:

Tuan Hung – the 4-year-old date of birth