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Internet Governance can help develop a new social contract in Pakistan: AIS

Internet Governance can help develop a new social contract in Pakistan: AIS

*Calls for a responsible, transparent, inclusive national ICT policy

*ICT can spur economic growth and raise country’s GDP

 

Islamabad; May 10, 2014: Emergence of new mobile and Internet technologies like 3G or 4G might not transform anything in itself but its responsible, strategic and widespread usage has the potential of developing a vibrant, transparent and progressive new social contract amongst governments, private sector and communities in Pakistan.

The consensus emerged at Asia Internet Symposium held under the auspices of Pakistan Chapter of Internet Society at a local hotel on Saturday. The first AIS deliberated on “Internet Governance in Pakistan–building multi-stakeholders’ collaboration”.

Chairman PTA Dr Syed Ismail Shah, CEO of Nayatel Wahaj ul Siraj, regional director Asia Pacific Internet Society Rajnesh Singh, ICT Consultant Pervaiz Iftikhar, Member Ministry of IT Amir Malik, Google Pakistan consulant Badar Khushnood, DGH Legal PTA Ali Asghar, Corporat Head Telenor Aslam Hayat, Internet Policy Analyst Fouad Bajwa along with representatives from Internet Industry, government institutes, academic institutes, technical community, ITES (IT Enabled Services) Companies, civil society organizations and technology media deliberated during the one day symposium. Continue reading

Time to Replace Windows XP OS with Linux OS on same old PC’s

It is a right time to move for something very exciting stuff  “Open Source Software” by replacing Windows XP or Windows OS with Linux Operating System on same old PC without  paying Licensing fees.

After April 8th 2014, no support for Windows XP from Microsoft Inc. will be available for Windows XP users, also no security updates or patches for XP, no updates for MS Security Essential Anti Virus for Windows XP.

It is time for Windows users to spend huge money on purchasing new Microsoft Windows Operating system Licenses with Office productivity suites and antivirus solutions.  There are also organizations which need to upgrade or change their current hardware (computers / laptops) with new latest hardware because most of the new Operating Systems might not support old hardware, which is also a again investment.

Any guess about home users, how they will manage this situation, after the purchase of new Windows Operating system license the next question must be for home users; how to install the Operating system on your computer. Continue reading

LibreOffice an Open Source Office Productivity suite a very good alternative to Microsoft office Products

LibreOffice an Open Source Office Productivity suite a very good alternative to Microsoft office Products or any other propriety office productivity suites. LibreOffice is a office suite as famous Open Source Software being used widely for word processing. It  is a fork of OpenOffice.org  & developed by The Document Foundation in 2010. The LibreOffice suite is set of programs to do word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams and drawings, maintain databases, and compose math formulas. It is perfect alternative to any office productivity suite when it comes to word processing. LibreOffice…

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WordPress has Launched Important Security release WordPress 3.8.2 for all WordPress based Websites around the Globe

According to WordPress.org this release will fix important issues: This release also fixes nine bugs and contains three other security hardening changes: Pass along additional information when processing pingbacks to help hosts identify potentially abusive requests. Fix a low-impact SQL injection by trusted users. Reported by Tom Adams of dxw. Prevent possible cross-domain scripting through Plupload, the third-party library WordPress uses for uploading files. Reported by Szymon Gruszecki.

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