Google, Chrome and support to Mozilla foundation

Via an article published at spanish slashdot I read a spanish translation to an article comparing webkit and Gecko.

This has been the latest buzz in the web… most interesting things for me are two:

  1. what’s new and what isn’t in Chrome and
  2. what’s going to happen with Mozilla foundation since they keep a collaboration agreement with Google

Is not new; using object oriented programming, isolation tabs by using object orientation and asign for every single tab a different memory area, every tab doesn’t affect to others…

About what’s new and what isn’t in my opinion new things are: Gears integration, virtual machine for javascript, safe browsing and interface aproach (with new start page… also the new comic for show us what is all about…) and finally the whole approach putting new and not new things all together.

Mozilla ang Google has renewed ’till November 2011 their agreement (in spanish here), Mozilla gets 85% of its money from this agreement and that is a too important part of the cake. So… what’s going to happen with Mozilla foundation? I really don’t know and I don’t like to supose anything, but I think that Chrome and Firefox follows differents goals.

The question still remains, if Google will keep on supporting other browser with different target. They both share one very important thing, make the Internet more compatible, open, and fully standard.

Squid with ldap

I was writting about Squid and I arrive to a sample config file for using squid with OpenLdap. I really don’t know if you’re using squid … probably you should do it. And I don’t know if you’re using ldap … sure you’ve to. If you combine squid with ldap it allows you control who is browsing the web or who doesn’t it and the main thing is who ’cause squid relies on IP authorization method.

The problem: your method is not useful for me, you just check if the user is a valid user, your method doesn’t let us separate all users betwen authorized and non authorized.
The solution: you just need to copy authorized users inside a different OU in your ldap server. If you don’t know how to do it look for a ldap administrator … like me 🙂

Save bandwith with squid in five minutes

I received the Redhat Magazine in my inbox, recently I’ve read an article about how to start up a squid in five minutes.

Since I know good it runs I must recommend you give squid a chance. If you have a company -little, middle or big company- it would save you quite bandwith. If you’re a home user but your network has more than just one computer it will save you too bandwith.

Saving bandwith it’s very important thing:

  1. user time experience
  2. you just download from the network what has changed and let squid to do the rest of the job

By the way, squid has changed their website. Now it’s a little bit more easy to find what you’re looking for. For instance: squid configuration examples, or general squid documentation, or The General Squid Guide