Category Archives: News

WordPress Wins CMS Award

Filed under Around The Web, CMS, News, Web 2.0, WordPress

We’re big fans of WordPress here at Tango (indeed this site runs on it!). Along with being one of the best Open Source blogging tools around, WordPress can be a great fit for corporate websites as well but has long-struggled to remove the “it’s just a blog” stigma that has followed it the last few years. WordPress’ recent win at the Open Source CMS Awards shows that times they are a’changing!

WordPress wins Overall Best Open Source CMS Award.

Windows 7 is Here!

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Windows 7 releases today but will it be able to right Vista’s wrongs?

While a new OS is often a great time to get yourself a new PC or Laptop, if you are planning the upgrade to Win 7 LifeHacker show you how to Prep your PC and Cnet have  a guide on surviving an upgrade from Windows XP and also from Windows Vista.

Tuesday News & Links (25th August 2009)

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Wednesday News & Links (29th July 2009)

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Monday Morning News & Links (27th July 2009)

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Tuesday Morning News & Links (21st July 2009)

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Monday Morning News & Links (12th July 2009)

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Google to launch own Operating System

Filed under Google, News

For quite some time those “in the know” have been speculating on the possibility of Google releasing their own Operating System. Today Google announced Google Chrome OS on their official blog:

Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we’re already talking to partners about the project, and we’ll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieve.

Read more here at Google’s Development Blog.

Meet Wave – Google's Killer App?

Filed under Google, News

Google’s recently announced Wave, is a web-based, open source collaboration tool incorporating many features found in Google Apps into one streamlined interface. Wave is intended to take on Microsoft Outlook as the communications client de rigueur featuring email, instant messaging, document/image/video sharing.

Google are touting the system as a re-imagining of web-based communication. It’s “what email would look like if it were invented today.”

Google describe the service as:

A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.

A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time.

Wave is a cross-platform protocol capable of running on any web server. Because it is an open source standard, developers around the world are free to extend, modify and create their own versions of Wave suited to their requirements.

Google Wave is aggressively positioned to compete directly with corporate email systems, IM systems and social networking services such as  Twitter and Facebook. Being open source and protocol-based makes Wave particularly attractive to developers and small businesses, providing a free, extensible collaboration environment. Tango Technology will be watching Wave’s development closely and examining its usefulness for small and medium businesses in the future.

Google Wave Developer Preview (YouTube)

More information on Google Wave:

Windows Vista & Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Released

Filed under Microsoft, News

Earlier this week, Microsoft officially released Service Pack 2 for Vista and Windows Server 2008. It will likely be a few weeks before this new pack is available via Windows Update but executables are up for download on Microsoft’s website.

Download SP2 for 32-bit systems here.

Download SP2 for 64-bit systems here.

SP2 contains a number of hotfixes and security patches previously released on Windows Update as well as feature enhancements including:

  • Improved hardware compatibility
  • Improved Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Native Blu-Ray support
  • Window Search 4.0
  • Power management improvements
  • Removes the default limit on half open outbound TCP connections
  • Backwards compatibility with Terminal Server license keys (Server 2008)
  • Integration of Hyper V with Server 2008 – 1 free instance with Windows Server 2008 Standard, 4 free instances with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, unlimited free instances for Server 2008 Datacenter