August 09, 2006

Komodo 4.0 alpha testing

Komodo by ActiveState is the award-winning, professional integrated development environment (IDE) for dynamic languages like Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and TCL. Komodo supports Windows, Linux and Mac OS X (PowerPC and x86).

The new version 4.0 is currently in alpha testing and reached Alpha 3. The alpha testing is open for everyone. No personal details required. Komodo 4.0 Alpha 3 has a built-in license that will expire in one month, but a new build will be ready even before then.

You can start testing after accepting ActiveState Test Agreement at this link:

July 20, 2006

Kaspersky Lab Affiliate Programs

Kaspersky Lab provides affiliate partnership thru two internet systems:

  • Commission Junction system

  • Element5 system

  • Commission Junction system
    If you aren't already a registered member of Commission Junction you must register with them. It is better to use the link from Kaspersky Lab Affiliate page. You will be requested to enter your personal data, your site description and how you like to receive the money. The moment you complete the registration you are ready. I would advise after changing the password to change the minimal amount of money you want to receive each month, since in many cases you would pay some fee.
    Go to "Get Link" section to create and copy html code for the link you want to put in your site. It can be a banner
    Get Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux File Server

    or simple text link Kaspersky Lab Online Store .

    Element5 system
    I will describe the use of Element5 system with other affiliate programs.

    Beta Testing Kaspersky Lab Products

    Kaspersky Lab is a well known developer, producer and distributor of information security solutions. Kaspersky Lab provides products that protect information from viruses, hackers and spam for home users and enterprises and offer consulting services and technical support.

    From their site:
    "Founded in 1997, Kaspersky Lab is an international information security software vendor. Kaspersky Lab is headquartered in Moscow, Russia and has regional offices in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Japan, China, Korea, Romania and the United States. Further expanding the company's reach is its large partner network comprising over 500 companies globally.

    Our products are certified by West Coast Labs and regularly receive awards from leading IT publications and testing labs. In 2003 we received the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status for Security Solutions. Kaspersky Lab is also a proud partner of SUSE and Red Hat. Experts from Kaspersky Lab are active in IT associations such as CARO (Computer Antivirus Research Organization) and ICSA (International Computer Security Association).

    Kaspersky Lab has a dedicate page for beta testing and also forums for each product that currently in beta testing.

    When you register only your Full Name, Company and Email are required. Also you should select whether you want to participate in quality assurance surveys or not.
    After filling the form you are sent to their FTP server to grab the beta product installation and the activation key.

    Kaspersky Lab doesn't promise any benefits for participants in the beta testing, nor the ability to use the beta product for the infinite time. All the programs in beta stage stage are available for testing. The most popular products are the Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Kaspersky Internet Security. I advise not only to test them, but also to buy them, they are really great products.

    July 19, 2006


    Welcome to alpha beta 2.


    This blog is all about beta testing and affiliate programs.

    I will cover companies seeking for beta testers to try and test their new products, not forgetting to describe the products too.
    I will also describe affiliate programs from all over the web, the companies behind them and the comapnies that manage the programs.