7th July 2007 Archive
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Won't take 'No' for an answer
A week ago, a federal judge told Google it should contact the Department of Justice with any complaints about the desktop search tools built into Microsoft's new Windows Vista operating system. But Google has other ideas. This week, the online search giant filed new papers with Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly - the U.S. District …
Applications 7 Jul 2007, 05:54
Time for an upgrade, boys
Online retailing can be a rough sport. The competition is rabid, customer loyalty is fickle, and IT expenses can go through the roof. That's why The Register can appreciate an e-tailer with a unique business model. A hawk-eyed El Reg reader points out that UK online retailer Ebuyer.com appears to be cutting costs by running …
Servers 7 Jul 2007, 05:57
Office suitably perverted, staff uninspired and bitter
The Project Manager is completely unable to explain why his staff are behaving so miserably (unaware that the stifling office environment is sucking all the enjoyment and creativity out of the team) and is resorting to micromanagement to sort things out. Bad move – his team is a mixed bunch, some more capable than others and the …
Developer 7 Jul 2007, 08:02
Cracking network, Gromit!
Aardman Animation has bought network monitoring gear from Network Instruments to help detect and fix problems on the high-bandwidth links that connect its four sites in Bristol. The company says that, as well as handling CGI files and database replication, its 10Mbit/s extended LAN supports a wide variety of creative …
Data Networking 7 Jul 2007, 09:02