28th January 2002 Archive
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AMD today releases the Mobile AMD Athlon 4 1500+, its fastest notebook chip to date. Buy a thousand of them and you'll be quoted a unit list price of $525 (but as always with AMD suggested prices, there's some room to gouge some discount). You can catch AMD's press release here. This will tell you that the new part is built at …
Channel 28 Jan 2002, 10:00
Intel's new price list came into effect yesterday - there are cuts on middle-rank desktop P4s and Celerons, and Xeon and Pentium III-S server chips. For the P4 line prices are cut for the 1.6GHz (down 18%$133), 1.7GHz (-16% to $166), 1.8GHz(-14% to $199) and 1.9GHz(-12% to $241). The Celeron range sees prices fall for 1.GHz (- …
Channel 28 Jan 2002, 11:05
Do not - repeat - do not get excited
Oftel wants to standardise payment arrangements for unmetered services. Currently, operators have to pay BT in advance for unmetered capacity. the telecoms regulator wants to make sure unmetered capacity is paid in arrears – just like metered capacity. This proposal is part a clutch of otherwise highly technical and nit- …
Media 28 Jan 2002, 11:09
Stack 'em high...
Compaq Computer Corp will today formally debut its "QuickBlade" ProLiant BL blade servers, which have been the subject of much industry chatter in recent months. The ProLiant BL machines introduced today are the first in a family of blade servers that Compaq is expected to roll out this year for Windows and Linux …
Data Networking 28 Jan 2002, 11:29
Over-staffed in certain areas
PlusNet has axed a fifth of its workforce - around 20 people - in a restructuring exercise. Acccording to the Sheffield-based ISP, the job cuts were essential for the future of the business. And automated businesses processes means that some parts of the company were now over staffed. In a statement Alistair Wyse, Technical …
Business 28 Jan 2002, 12:01
Please form an orderly queue here
GreatXscape, the ISP with close ties to telco Eurocall, is looking to invest in UK ISPs. Richard Simpson, Head of Acquisitions, at GreatXscape, wouldn't say exactly how much he's got to spend but that it was a "seven figure" sum. "We're looking to invest cash in the ISP sector – companies with good revenues and good business …
Business 28 Jan 2002, 12:03
But watch out for those downloads
Morpheus, the music and file-sharing application, is free of malicious code - although individual downloaded files carried by the service may be contaminated. According to recent Usenet reports some people were infected with Nimda worm variants after using MusicCity Morpheus. According to Morpheus, individual downloaded files …
Security 28 Jan 2002, 12:15
Palm today launched its latest handheld organiser, i705, which can securely send and receive wireless e-mail, and browse the Internet, Paula Mythen writes. The Palm i705, set to replace the Palm VII model, uses the Palm.Net network to access e-mails and stripped down Web pages via a built-in antenna. The Palm.Net service for …
Personal 28 Jan 2002, 12:35
Linux likes it and Windows adores it
I'd love to tell you how the Athlon-XP performs at its proper 1675MHz clock speed, but the new Gigabyte 7VTXE mobo we were sent was so severely hobbled that 1265 was all I could test Linux and Windows on reliably. (AMD declined our request to send a reference mobo of their choosing.) I started with a clean install of SuSE 7.3. …
Software 28 Jan 2002, 13:23
Updated Gatecrashing worm infects Windows PCs
Doing the rounds is a mass-mailing virus which promises photos from a party but delivers only embarrassment for Windows users. The worm, Myparty, may appear to have come from a colleague or friend and arrives as an email with the subject line 'new photos from my party!'. Attached to the email is a file called 'www.myparty. …
Security 28 Jan 2002, 13:38
When do sales become revenues?
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched on investigation into accountancy practices at RSA Security. In a statement issued last Friday, RSA said that the SEC was looking at how it disclosed a change in the way it recognised distributor revenues. From Q1, 2001 revenues to distributors were accounted for on …
Business 28 Jan 2002, 14:29
That was the week, that was
The number of ISPs in the UK continues to shrink following further consolidation in the Internet access sector. Gateway.net - the ISP of US PC manufacturer Gateway – is to close its doors at the end of the month with all its users being transferred to Tiscali. According to technical support, punters won't notice a thing – and …
Media 28 Jan 2002, 17:59
3i on the Internet, investment and insecurity
When investment house 3i casts its eye over the future development of Internet security the market takes note. After all 3i is a significant stakeholder in the industry and is in an interesting position to gauge trends in the market. So it was with interest that we went along last Wednesday night to hear about 3i's white paper …
Security 28 Jan 2002, 18:02
Cache bonus eclipses Ghz breakthrough
As predicted by MacUser, Apple revved its professional G4 series of desktops today. And it's a dramatic speed bump. Although the new machines are G4 and not G5 based, which isn't that surprising, real and potential bandwidth improvements suggest that Apple is serious about taking on SGI's low end business with its own …
Mac Channel 28 Jan 2002, 19:55
Exclusive Hi! I send you this SELECT statement in order to have your advice!
Sources close to Microsoft confirm that The Beast is set to include a new relational file store at the core of its next version of Windows. Some roadmap slippage has apparently occurred, too, as the database core will be introduced into Longhorn, and Blackcomb has been pushed further back. That leaves a gap for a point revision …
Software 28 Jan 2002, 21:59
- Review Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Proof the pen is mightier?
- Nuke plants to rely on PDP-11 code UNTIL 2050!
- Spin doctors brazenly fiddle with tiny bits in front of the neighbours
- Game Theory Out with a bang: The Last of Us lets PS3 exit with head held high
- Flash flaw potentially makes every webcam or laptop a PEEPHOLE