The third option offered an upgrade to Adobe Photoshop Elements 7. This final option is not free, of course.
Read more about the discontinuing of Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition and Adobe's photo-editing options at www.adobe.com/products/photoshopalbum/starter.html.
Microsoft security updates
Microsoft released nine security bulletins with five rated as critical and four as important for its August security updates. The updates address flaws in Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework, Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac, Virtual PC, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft ISA Server and Microsoft BizTalk Server. Read more at www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-aug.mspx.
Apple security updates
Apple released a security update to patch six vulnerabilities in its Safari Web browser. The vulnerability affects Safari 4 for Windows, Safari 4 for Mac OS X 10.5 and Safari 4 for Mac OS X 10.4. Learn more at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3733.
Apple also released a Security Update 2009-004 for Mac OS X v10.4.11, Mac OS X Server v10.4.11, Mac OS X v10.5.8 and Mac OS X Server v10.5.8. Read more about it at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3776.
* Reminder: If you want to try out Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 operating system, but haven't downloaded the release candidate, you need to do so before Thursday. After Thursday, Windows 7 RC downloads will not be available from Microsoft. However, the RC still can be installed and a product key can be obtained if one is needed. See www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/download.aspx for details.
* A judge gave final judgment in the case in which Microsoft has infringed on the patent of i4i, a Canadian company. The infringement occurs in Microsoft's Word software in its use of XML custom formatting.
Microsoft was ordered to pay nearly $300 million in damages and interest. In addition, an injunction to stop sales of Word 2003, Word 2007 and Word for Mac 2008 in the U.S. takes effect Oct. 10. Microsoft plans to appeal the ruling. Read more at www.mckoolsmith.com/news-84.html. Read the original judgment made in May at www.mckoolsmith.com/news-77.html.
* Fixstars announced the availability of Yellow Dog Linux on a Stick. YDL on a Stick is a USB flash drive containing a bootable edition of Yellow Dog Linux 6.2 for the Sony PS3. Learn more about YDL on a Stick for PS3 at http://us.fixstars.com/news/2009/2009-08-04.shtml.
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