18th April 1999 Archive
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Analysis And why AMD is in a pickle
Just after last Christmas, adverts started appearing in the UK press for Celeron processors, with an egg-related theme. The ads may have run elsewhere than in the UK, and showed eggs in an eggbox, each branded with the Intel Inside logo. At the time, we dismissed this as just another bit of Intel tomfoolery but it has occurred …
Business 18 Apr 1999, 07:54
And yes, the pix are on a Japanese site
One swallow does not make a Spring here in the UK, nor does one picture of a daughterboard make a Cyrix 370 pin CPU. We said this would happen at the beginning of this year. (Stories: Cyrix decides to socket and see and Cyrix to go 370 pin in April) But over at Akiba, we do have a very nice and clear picture of a 370-pin socket …
Business 18 Apr 1999, 14:32
You can't publish Grateful Dead tapes on the Web, and you can't use the name - did Jerry die, or something?
You'll believe a trip can get even longer and stranger. Grateful Dead Productions and Ice Nine Publishing, custodians of the Dead's music and its publishers, respectively, seem intent on busting the crap out of the Deadabase Web site. Deadabase's sin is the publication of MP3 versions of live Grateful Dead concerts recorded by …
Business 18 Apr 1999, 16:19
Let the hyping commence - but how finished is 'finished?'
After months of talking down expectations for Windows 2000, Microsoft started talking them up again on Friday, confirming the suspicions we expressed just a little earlier (MS starts Win2k push) that this time Redmond was definitely going for a Win2k launch big-time. Senior VP Jim Allchin, the man responsible for the rollout, …
Business 18 Apr 1999, 17:46
Add those to the i840 spex we leaked...
The good ship Intel is developing leaks across the world and the latest holes in its hull are the 810, 810e and 820 chips specifications. We have already revealed i810 details in an upcoming processor here, and have also published information about the i840 workstation chipset and two motherboards here. Go to Kbench where you'll …
Business 18 Apr 1999, 22:19
And CFO Earl Mason heads for the hills
Compaq CEO Eckhard Pfeiffer has fallen on his sword. He resigned today, along with CFO Earl Mason. Chairman Ben Rosen will look after the shop along with vice chairmen Frank Doyle and Robert Ted Enloe - until a new CEO comes on board. Pfeiffer's departure looks like palace coup: remember, he got the job in the first place by …
Business 18 Apr 1999, 22:36