5th April 1999 Archive
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Will the company seek new management, or a buyer?
Last week's abrupt resignation of Del Yocam as CEO of Inprise (or Borland, as it was when he took over two years ago) still remains a mystery. CFO Kathleen Fisher also resigned at the same time. There are as usual two schools of thought - that he was pushed, or he jumped - but neither fits the facts well. The CFO resignation at …
Business 5 Apr 1999, 13:35
The software business is integrating and automating on sand, folks...
The software business was due a wake-up call, but it came from an unexpected direction. The Melissa virus might look like it was all Microsoft's fault, but although Redmond's obsession with integration, automation and Web-enablement was primarily responsible for the speed at which Melissa spread, Microsoft is by no means alone …
Business 5 Apr 1999, 14:26
Noises coming out of Redmond suggest the 'let them eat Win98' policy may have been modified
Strange but true - not three months after saying Windows 95 would never be fully Y2K compliant, Microsoft is now telling journalists it's going to issue a Y2K compliance patch for the OS next week. The company's Y2K product manager Don Jones has been quoted on news.com as saying Y2K isn't a reason to upgrade to Windows 98, and …
Business 5 Apr 1999, 16:29
Column Taylor Made
So you think that the PC business is tough? Well its about to get a lot tougher unless you have a business model that is ready for PC’s being resold for $400 (£240). That’s the price that e-machines are selling their PC for, dubbed the E Tower 266, features 32MB of SDRAM, the ATI Technologies' Rage graphics accelerator, 512K …
Business 5 Apr 1999, 17:13
Battle of TweedleAMD and TweedleDUM continues
AMD is expected to announce the 475 MHz version of its K6-II processor today, upping the stakes on the battle of the benchmarks. The rumours have been around for a fair while. See, for example, K7 ripped asunder on Japanese site. Last week, AMD claimed that ZD benchmarks were inaccurate and its chips are faster than Intel's …
Business 5 Apr 1999, 17:22
Adds low voltage version of mobile Celeron, PII too
As expected, Intel has introduced a 333MHz version of its Celeron mobile chip. At the same time, it introduced low voltage versions of its mobile PII and Celeron at 266MHz. The 266MHz parts run at 1.6 volts and use a ball grid array package, slimming down the notebook form factor once more. The 333MHz Celeron mobile has 128K …
Business 5 Apr 1999, 17:55
- Geek's Guide to Britain INSIDE GCHQ: Welcome to Cheltenham's cottage industry
- 'Catastrophic failure' of 3D-printed gun in Oz Police test
- Game Theory Is the next-gen console war already One?
- Analysis Spam and the Byzantine Empire: How Bitcoin tech REALLY works
- Apple cored: Samsung sells 10 million Galaxy S4 in a month