27th June 1999 Archive
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Files suit in California against Singapore Airlines. Singapore Airlines?
AMD is sueing Singapore Airlines. The company filed the case at the end of last week in the US District Court in San Francisco. The case seems to circle round a negotiable instrument. Whether this is a blunt instrument or not is unclear. This one's bizarre, isn't it? We'll attempt to find out more... ®
Business 27 Jun 1999, 11:02
Correction Claims it trashes and thrashes the Intel Xeon
Alpha Processor Inc, a company partly owned by Samsung and Compaq, has released benchmarks for the Slot B technology we wrote about eight days back. The company's benchmarketing is here. *Blush* we published the wrong URL link before -- this is now corrected. Sorry API and readers.. On the face of it, the Alpha technology …
Business 27 Jun 1999, 11:18
Chem USA named in case
An individual has taken out a summons against Compaq, Winbook Computer and Chem USA for alleged patent infringement. The case, filed by Pao-Chin Chen on the 22nd of June, was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas, that is Houston. A preliminary date for the case was set by Judge John D. Rainey for the …
Business 27 Jun 1999, 11:32
Skidmarks between Intel legal dept and San Jose as Chipzilla plays favourites with ALi
Intel has gone legal again in its attempts to block shipments of Via Technologies' PC133 chipsets. Chipzilla, which filed against Via in San Jose in March owing to a clerical error, filed against it there again last week. Presumably experience of the March dummy run will help accelerate the legal process. Intel is generally held …
Business 27 Jun 1999, 14:49
Probably 'differences in the testbeds used,' PC Week Labs coyly comments
PC Week Labs has unveiled the results of the latest round of the Linux versus NT benchmarks and, as generally expected, Linux lost. But the results of the five day rematch also tend to indicate that the initial Microsoft-funded Mindcraft benchmarks weren't quite all they should be. After the publication of the initial Mindcraft …
Business 27 Jun 1999, 15:50
But MS Office got the contract anyway, so who won?
Here are some interesting numbers. Corel has won C$9.9 million compensation over a Revenue Canada contract, the bidding for which Corel successfully argued in court was skewed in Microsoft's favour. But Microsoft Office got the contract via GE Capital anyway - if all of the options are taken up, then the deal will be worth C$55 …
Business 27 Jun 1999, 16:36
Athlon a Speedy Gonzales
Chip company AMD has now posted a set of benchmarks comparing its Athlon K7 processor against Intel's offerings. AMD figures claim that a 550MHz K7-Athlon with 512K cache registers 146 per cent against the 100 per cent of a PIII-550 using the SPECfp_base95 FP benchmark. It registers 140 per cent against the 100 per cent of the …
Business 27 Jun 1999, 19:04
Backed by AMD...
A coalition of Web hardware sites has put its weight behind the 3DNow! instruction set supported by AMD, IDT and Cyrix, and wants software developers to write to the standard. The group includes JC's PC News, Linux 3D Gaming, FullOn3D and AMD Insider so far. The ginger group wants to push development of applications and hardware …
Business 27 Jun 1999, 19:14
- Geek's Guide to Britain BT Tower is just a relic? Wrong: It relays 18,000hrs of telly daily
- Product Round-up Smartwatch face off: Pebble, MetaWatch and new hi-tech timepieces
- Review: Sony Xperia SP
- Geek's Guide to Britain The bunker at the end of the world - in Essex
- Dell's PC-on-a-stick landing in July: report