7th May 2001 Archive
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But Chipzilla had answer all along
Intel wants to spoil the coming out party of Transmeta server start-up RLX. According to Linuxgram, RLX has lined up an announcement for Tuesday detailing a 336-way server in a 42U cabinet. That's eight per 1U board (one U is 1.75 inches of rack space - as several of you have pointed out - the standard measurement for rack …
Music and Media 7 May 2001, 07:19
Strapped for cash?
Microsoft has finally climbed off the fence it was straddling with regard to Office XP subscriptions, firmly on the side of not doing any such thing in the USA (and not a moment too soon, with the product launch a scant three weeks away). The company had a very good reason to pursue a subscription model with Office, namely to …
Software 7 May 2001, 09:14
Course this might just be AOL and friends rumour-mongering...
Microsoft is dangerously close to crossing the line of death with WinXP. Just a week after Giga's Rob Enderle was catching it for suggesting WinXP wouldn't hit the stores until October, Joe Wilcox of CNET (yes, him again) is saying it's now scheduled for, er, October. October 29th, in fact, which is pretty nearly November, as …
Software 7 May 2001, 11:10
Stand to attention
The US army is making harder for soldiers to access porn and gambling sites, by installing Websense filtering software at more than 100 bases worldwide. Each base will get choose what types of site are blocked from the personnel, Sunday Business reports. The US army is not particularly fussed by soldiers looking at pornography …
Music and Media 7 May 2001, 11:26
From Redmond, via Damascus
While Microsoft pours buckets of vitriol over open source, some of its most distinguished former executives are backing Linux. Eric Engstrom was one of a number of key management who departed as the MS anti-trust trial wore on. He started and led the Direct X project, was general manager at MSN, and testified on behalf of the …
Software 7 May 2001, 11:37
Rich? Bone idle? You'll love this...
UK supermarket chain Tesco e-commerce tentacle has embraced fridge maker Home Delivery Access to solve the final conundrum of internet home grocery deliveries - how to get the food from the front door to the fridge. Recognising that busy executives and their wives simply do not have time to be moving their own consumables …
Bootnotes 7 May 2001, 11:39
Intel loyalist list looking decidedly thin...
Transmeta has reeled in its latest big fish - Toshiba, this time, giving it virtually a full house of the big Japanese companies. Toshiba will shortly be shipping ultralight Libretto models in Japan based on Transmeta's Crusoe, and with a claimed battery life of up to 14 hours. Which reminds us. Wasn't it just last August a …
Channel 7 May 2001, 12:11
So now we're looking for the one called 'Phelps'
AMD has confirmed our suspicions that the successor to the Athlon, Barton, will ship in the second half of next year. According to EBN, Barton has been knocked back six months alongside Claw Hammer, in order for both to be produced in 0.13 micron with SOI (Silicon On Insulator) technology. But the hell with that, for the moment …
Channel 7 May 2001, 13:18
Video footage sales site does slo-mo disaster recovery - BONG!
A public-spirited reader tipped us last night that something bad had happened to the home page of itnarchive.com, which is the video footage selling business run by British TV news outfit ITN. At itnarchive.com, it says here, you can get "news and feature footage from all ITN’s output on ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, together …
Music and Media 7 May 2001, 14:08
All of Blizzard.com, Battle.net down
Diablo2 maker Blizzard Entertainment has seen its Web sites, including Battle.net, disabled today -- an act curiously timed, since it recently altered its terms of service (ToS) to take full advantage of patch 1.06, which contains a mechanism enabling the company to monitor Battle.net users for duplicate items and disable them …
Games Industry 7 May 2001, 19:48
- 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
- VIDEO Herschel Space Observatory spots galaxies merging