If you are like me who keeps on looking for free Microsoft products alternative, you may want to Download the Free Kingsoft Office Suite 2012. Kingsoft Office looks a lot like Office 2010 - less the ridiculous price tag.
I’m increasingly dissatisfied with Microsoft Office, which I personally feel is too bloated and takes forever to load, so I’ve tried other alternatives including OpenOffice, GoogleDocs and so on.
When I opened Kingsoft Office, I feel right at home right away. This is it! Oh yes, even the installer looks like a Microsoft Office 2010 but with speed. You can say that Kingsoft Office Suite is a “pirated” version because it borrowed heavily from Microsoft’s user interface.
Kingsoft Office Suite Professional 2012 Features:
- Can create, open, view, edit and save any document produced using Microsoft Office, whilst Microsoft Office can open all Kingsoft files even without Kingsoft Office being installed on that computer.
- The installation package of Professional 2012 requires just 68.3MB to download, allowing you to easily install and uninstall the software.
- Offers a built-in spell checker to help you to check the documents. Read more…
Today, Embarcadero unveils big plans for Delphi and here at Delphinoy.com, I am also unveiling big plans.
The last post of this site was January 26, 2010 exactly 8 months ago as of today. Delphinoy, yours truly, is busy with a lot of things in the past 8 months.
Some of the changes that I’m planning to implement are:
1. Post at least twice a week ( I hope) or at least regularly.
2. Post more technologies update.
3. Post some tips on Delphi. I know that there’s a lot of tips out there already but I’ll post only those that I’m using in my own projects.
4. Post other news on software development areas.
5. Create a separate page for job offerings.
Promote and generate more buzz to this site. Join me in this new phase of Delphinoy.
Avast, an antivirus software, started detecting all binaries created with Delphi as malware.
At first, it looked like just an isolated incident but according to Avast forum, they really had a bad false positive issue today. Admittedly, they reported that this incident does not only affects Delphi binaries but Avast started flagging hundreds of innocent files as a “Win32:Delf-MZG” Trojan. The files affected were high-profile programs produced by Adobe, Realtek sound card drivers, various media players among others.
The errant update had been issued around 12:15 a.m. GMT. A new update was issued at 5:50 a.m. GMT that corrected the problem.
A step-by-step guide on how to restore the files from the Virus Chest can be found here: http://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=376
A relatively new mild virus is spreading around by infecting programs/software that were developed in Delphi. According to anti-virus vendor BitDefender, the virus “spreads by infecting systems that have the Delphi compiler from version 4 up to 7.0 installed.”
Sophos, the company that first discovered the virus “W32/Induc-A” stated that this virus “searches computers for installations of Delphi, then attempts to temporarily modify SysConst.pas, and compiles this to infect SysConst.dcu. The original SysConst.dcu can be restored from the backup made by the virus in SysConst.bak.”
Michael Swindell, VP of products at Embarcadero, responded when he learned about the virus affecting Delphi IDEs:
This is just another way for a virus to infect executable code. It makes it sound like Delphi or IDEs are now “vulnerable,” but they are no more or less vulnerable than any other of the thousands of EXEs and DLLs on every developers machine, and no more or less than they have been since viruses and trojans were first created. This is a clever trick, but it’s nothing to be more worried about than all of the other ways your dev machine can be attacked. Use virus scanners and keep them up to date.” http://sdtimes.com/blog/1508
Instructions for Removing the Virus:
By default, most anti-virus software do not scan .DCU (delphi compiled unit) and .pas (pascal unit) file extensions, so you need to turn on the option to scan all file extensions and do a full system scan. If the anti-virus detected the virus, replace the .dcu and .pas from a clean backup files.
It’s also a must to recompile all software from a cleaned Delphi and replaced the infected compiled executables.
Most of you are probably wondering why there’s not much update here within the last 2 months. This is because of some feedbacks from various colleagues which I received and they want the jobs category to be separated totally from the personal blog and news. With the released of the new version WordPress, I intend to re-organize and relaunch the website.
Watch out for a more organized, less cluttered, easier to navigate and more importantly ,a user friendly layout of Delphinoy.
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- Leads developers or be part of a team depending on the project
- Monitors progress of projects and prepares status reportsCambria is a US-based company looking for full-time employees on our Makati office.
- Must have extensive experience in Delphi. Minimum of 2 years experience using Delphi on different kinds of projects
- Must have worked on projects using .NET technology, especially ASP.NET
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To cap off the year 2007, Codegear released a set of logos incorporating the words ” built with ” and ” powered by “. These are free logos that can be used for any applications or websites built with CodeGear products. You may directly download them from Code Central provided that you are a registered member of the Codegear community.
Alternatively, you can also download from Dragon Soft website, which for me are a bit better than Codegear “in-house” released.
Every time I watch Chinese movies set on the Golden Era of China, I can’t help it, but be amazed by those actors who can leap from wall to wall or jump from roof to roof as if they are flying. They are so graceful, yet can kill their opponents by just using their fingers. With the right pressure of their fingers and precise location of your nerves they can heal or kill a man. This is how i see Delphi.
With Delphi, you won’t need a cannon or tanks to kill hundreds of your enemies. No DLL to bring along with your exe file. Small compiled exe’s, as much as 30% less than the nearest competitor.
The monks in Shaolin temple are the most disciplined people around the community. They follow strict rules to achieve the high level of being a monk. Delphi programming is one of the most disciplined methods I learned in my career. Only few follows such a methodology in programming.
The only true RAD and object-oriented programming in town. No opponents can beat Delphi in this area.
Database integration. Aside from other Borland (now Codegear)products, show me a programming language that can do Master-Detail table without writing any code. That’s the power of RAD, the power of Delphi.
Like monks who can determine a person’s character by looking through his eyes, Delphi shows the level of debugs in your program. Moreover, if you want to drill down more, Delphi can show you even the program in the machine level. If you can understand what each ? means.
Visual Component Library (VCL) with source? Yup!!! Having the source code can give you the right muscle that you can use beyond your strength. With thousands of third-parties components, and do I need to tell you that mostly are freeware or shareware in nature?. Why invent a new kick technique when a 360 degrees, full house can disable your opponent?
Got a new technology? Don’t be surprised, if you learn that Delphi supports technologies even before its inventor launches it? Just to name a few like XML, Corba, Midas, COM/DCOM, WAP, SMS, SOAP and Shampoo? tell me what you’ve got?
taken from my Geocities blog(?), written in 2001