25th February 2002 Archive
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Don't trust them - how wise...
European companies are choosing to sell direct to businesses online rather than experiment with alternative means such as e-marketplaces and e-procurement systems, according to a report from research house International Data Corp. Only 10% of the 600 companies it surveyed said they used e-marketplaces. According to Mikael …
Music and Media 25 Feb 2002, 09:15
But will the governments listen?
The European Commission has called on member states to do more to propagate uptake of IPv6 in the EU. The need for widespread adoption of the latest version of the internet protocol is essential before 2005 when existing IPv4 addressing is expected to run out of space, the EC said in its latest Communication: "IPv6 …
Music and Media 25 Feb 2002, 09:19
Pushing enterprise apps
iAnywhere Solutions Inc may have inadvertently provided a major shot in the arm for Linux-based PDAs through a tie up with electronics giant Sharp Electronics Corp. The relationship will see the Sybase mobile subsidiary working with the Japanese electronics giant to encourage developers to build Java-based enterprise …
Software 25 Feb 2002, 09:25
CodeCon Underground radio
The wonderful CodeCon conference that took place in San Francisco last weekend is now available as an audio stream. And in keeping with the true hackish nature of the event, the audio stream is a cross-platform DIY project in its own right. CodeCon gathered together much of the most interesting bleeding-edge R&D work on …
Security 25 Feb 2002, 09:55
It can only be EFF co-founder Barlow...
Grateful Dead lyricist and Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder John Perry Barlow has denounced the Digital Millenium Copyright Act as likely to turn the Internet into an information desert. Speaking at the RSA Security Conference 2002, in a session entitled "Copyright or Copy Wrong: Digital Millennium Copyright Act …
Software 25 Feb 2002, 11:47
IDF Threads everywhere...
Even by its standards, Intel has prepped an aggressive roll-out of its SMT multi-threaded processors across its server line, beginning right about now. Xeon is the first mainstream processor to incorporate SMT (simultaneous multi threading), although the technique was nurtured with the Alpha EV8, which as we now know, will …
Channel 25 Feb 2002, 11:56
Updated Nothing to do with hideous TV game show, thankfully
The great and the good, when it comes to privacy invasion, have been "honoured" for their efforts to mess up life for the rest on us online. Privacy International has shortlisted the UK government agencies, civil servants, companies and initiatives which have done most to invade personal privacy for its fourth annual "Big …
Music and Media 25 Feb 2002, 13:45
GRC SYN-flood cure is worse than the disease
He dares to call it "GENESIS" (Gibson's ENcryption-Enhanced Spoofing Immunity System). He dares to call it "Beautiful and Perfect." It's the product of "Three Key Innovations" for which he takes credit and which culminate in an "Encrypted Token," which is another way of saying a "SYNcookie", a quite useful thing developed by Dan …
Security 25 Feb 2002, 14:33
Blisteringly fast chips for telecoms kit
IBM says it has created the world's fastest semiconductor circuit, one that operates at speeds of more than 110GHz. The technology, called SiGe 8HP, uses the latest silicon germanium (SiGe) chip-making technology, and will be made available to telecommunications equipment manufacturers. The first chips built using SiGe 8HP …
Channel 25 Feb 2002, 14:47
8-way rp7410 Unix server debuts
Hewlett-Packard fortified its mid-range server offering with the introduction today of an 8-way server, the rp7410. To support dynamic partitioning and maximise server usage, the rp7410 uses technology from HP's top of the range Superdome, which was introduced into the mid-range Unix market with the 16-way rp8400, last …
Hardware 25 Feb 2002, 18:11
IDF New chipset breaks cover
When we spoke to Jim Carlson, HP's IA-64 chief on Friday, we also got treated to an all-star line up of engineers from its chipset division. Andrew Wheeler, who heads up the R&D at the chipset division, and Jim Brokish talked us through the new chipset design. Real kit based on the zx1 (for Brits of a certain age, it's sooo …
Hardware 25 Feb 2002, 21:51
IDF Real, but not a real threat. Honest.
Yamhill is one of many projects intended to give life to x86, HP's Jim Carlson tells us, but it leaves breathing room for Itanium. Yamhill is Intel's skunkworks effort to add 64bit instructions to the x86 line. Jim is product marketing chief for IA-64 at HP, and IA-64 is Intel's multi-billion dollar, long-term successor to x86 …
Channel 25 Feb 2002, 21:54
Please adjust your bookmarks
Today we officially launch a North American version of The Register for our 700,000 readers in the US and Canada. It's at a different URL - www.theregus.com in partnership with Tom's Hardware Guide. So please adjust your bookmarks. It's just like The Register UK in style and (mostly) content - only without so many stories about …
Site News 25 Feb 2002, 22:36
Sun Microsystems is to charge for Linux and Windows versions of the StarOffice suite with the launch of the next version of the office productivity suite in May. According to Hesse Online, only a Solaris version of StarOffice 6.0 will remain freely distributed after the upgrade, and Windows and Linux versions will attract a …
Software 25 Feb 2002, 22:58
Better than best of breed?
Symantec is bundling five security apps into one box. The idea is to make it easier for small businesses and branch offices to manage security risks more efficiently by using a single appliance. And save money. Symantec Gateway Security appliance combines firewall, gateway antivirus software, intrusion detection, content …
Security 25 Feb 2002, 23:06
- 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