Security update for Adobe Flash Player (APSB11-12)

Adobe has updated its Adobe Flash Player to version 10.3.181.14 to address a vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player v10.2.159.1 and earlier versions (Adobe Flash Player v10.2.154.28 and earlier for Chrome users) for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris and Adobe Flash Player 10.2.157.51 and earlier
versions for Android.

You can read the Adobe Security bulletin at
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-12.html

To determine what version of the Flash player you have on your system, visit http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
and to install the latest Flash player go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Windows users should note that the Flash Player in their Microsoft Internet Explorer browser and the one in web browsers like Opera, Mozilla Firefox and Safari are separate installs. You should install and update both versions, by visiting http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ in Internet Explorer and then with your other web browsers.

Google Chrome browser users has Adobe Flash Player built-in and users should update the Google Chrome browser to the latest version. See http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?answer=95414 on how to do so.

Android users, To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player for Android, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Adobe Flash Player 10.x .
Android users can update can update to Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.21 by browsing to the Android Marketplace on an Android phone

Announcing TTCS FSWIN CD – Free Software for Windows CD available for download

TTCS FSWIN CDThe Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS ; http://ttcsweb.org/) announces the availability of the TTCS FSWIN CD (http://ttcsweb.org/fswin-cd), a collection of Free Software for Windows, for download.

Free Software is software that meets the Free Software Foundation’s (FSF) definition :
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html ;

The impetus for the TTCS FSWIN CD came from a request from someone from Free Software Foundation Europe (FSF Europe) (http://www.fsfe.org/) currently co-organising Software Freedom Day 2010 (SFD ; http://softwarefreedomday.org/) and was looking for a Free Software for windows CD for SFD teams to use and distribute to the public.

While the TTCS has a TTCS OSSWIN CD, a collection of Free and Open Source Software for Windows
(http://www.ttcsweb.org/osswin-cd/) ; not all open source software meets the Free Software definition.
A list of software licenses that meets the FSF’s definition of Free Software and those that do not can be found at
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html

Hence the creation of the TTCS FSWIN CD since nearly all of the software on the TTCS OSSWIN CD matched the FSF’s definition of Free Software.

What was done :

  • All of the licenses for all 92 programs on the TTCS OSSWIN CD were examined. A short list of programs that didn’t meet the FSF definition of Free Software was determined.
  • For those programs, Free Software equivalents were located, documented and added to the TTCS FSWIN CD webpages.
  • All of the program descriptions for the TTCS OSSWIN CD was updated to mention Free Software instead of just Open Source and used to provide the web based documentation for the TTCS FSWIN CD.
  • Webpages and program were assembled together to finalise an ISO of the TTCS FSWIN CD.

Short sentences on what was done, but *lots* of hours involved 🙂

The result is the TTCS FSWIN CD – Free Software for Windows is available for download thanks to a mirror provided by the FSF Europe.

Details about the TTCS FSWIN CD, including the download mirror can be found at http://www.ttcsweb.org/fswin-cd/ .

The TTCS will continue to maintain the TTCS OSSWIN CD, in addition to the TTCS FSWIN CD. With our experience of developing multiple versions of CDs, we are looking to develop a TTCS OSSWIN DVD and a TTCS OSSMAC
CD and/or DVD in the near future.

Regards,

Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society at http://ttcsweb.org/ ;
http://fb.me/ttcswebhttp://twitter.com/ttcs
“networking local computer users!”

TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.99c available for download

The TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.99c (a CD of open source software for Windows) is available for download.

TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.99c Changelog :

  • Date created : July 27th, 2009
  • File name : ttcs_osswin_cd_v1.99c.iso
  • File size : 698 MB (732,170,240 bytes)
  • MD5 checksum : c323fc85d82ef26612942664d9b9ed4b / c323fc85 d82ef266 12942664 d9b9ed4b
  • SHA-1 : c3c81687 f2b146da abe64ed7 1718c590 941e04fe
  • SHA-256 : 84f04bf9 fcf2ba08 ee03ca45 bfff454f 22f78541 06bec39f 09795497 b6cc7c53

Changes from v1.99a

  • removed : Neverball, Enigma
  • updated : Notepad2, Sumatra PDF, WinMerge, TuxPaint, Tux Typing 2, Celestia, Childsplay, Portable Puzzle Collection, Sokoban YASC, Blender, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Filezilla, Halite, HTTrack Website Copier, Miranda IM, VideoLAN, ClamWin AntiVirus, UltraVNC, Truecrypt, KeePass
A detailed list of the software and versions on the TTCS OSSWIN CD can be found at http://ttcsweb.org/osswin-cd/#softwareoncd
Two more games removed to cater for the increased file sizes of Celestia and the TuxPaint stamp collection.  Goodness, and Software Freedom Day 2009 is just around the corner, if a v2.0 is to appear before then.

Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Server 2008 SP2 released

Microsoft has releases Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 for download.

Download :

The 32 bit versions of Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 are combined in one standalone installer. Likewise for the 64 bit versions of Vista SP2 and Server 2008 SP2.

Read more at Vista Service Pack 2 at Microsoft TechNet . You must have Vista SP1 installed in order to install Vista SP2

Read more about Windows Server 2008 SP2 at Microsoft TechNet.

More details about Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 at the Windows blog .

(Hat Tip : OSnews.com)

TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.99a released

The TTCS OSSWIN CD v1.99a (a CD of open source software for Windows) is available for download.

Changelog :

  • Date created : May 17th, 2009
  • File name : ttcs_osswin_cd_v1.99a.iso
  • File size : 695 MB (728,850,432 bytes)
  • MD5 checksum : 35d478553621b9691e1235b0bfb04eb9 / 35d47855 3621b969 1e1235b0 bfb04eb9
  • SHA-1 : 1a5b2452 b646f16d 1561e45b c3b77812 5406ee50
  • SHA-256 : 3733e730 138a5c61 b1a72972 aadf2d91 fd87436e 3dc59b1e abf40256 c9d85d86

Changes from v1.98b

  • removed : SuperTux, CrackAttack, tsWebeditor
  • updated : OpenOffice.org, Treeline, Maxima, Portable Puzzle Collection, Sokoban YASC, Dia, Mozilla Firefox, Filezilla, Miranda IM, XAMPP Lite, Hmailserver, PDFCreator, ClamWin AntiVirus, UltraVNC, Truecrypt, AutoHotkey

What happened to v1.99? It was released, but before the changelog and website was updated, it was discovered that some of the webpages were not included. So if you managed to download v1.99, my apologies.

Three more programs were removed to cater for the increased size of OpenOffice.org v3.1.0. A reminder to work on the webpage interface before 2.00 is released.