Microsoft's remedy to the ILOVEYOU virus may cause more problems than the original virus.
AnalysisWhether Microsoft's lawyers are being forced to toe Microsoft's management line or are just not very good, we shall perhaps never know, but it is clear that the DoJ and States' legal teams are substantially out-lawyering their opposite numbers, as this week's "Plaintiffs' reply memorandum in support of proposed final judgment" shows.
A more dangerous and difficult to track variant of the Love Bug is on the loose. Like Love Bug it uses Microsoft Outlook to propagate, but it's more destructive, and has the ability to vary the headers on infected messages - so unlike the Love Bug, it can't be tracked simply by scanning incoming headers.
Reports on US wires have told of a meeting organised in the desert by Chipzilla in which large semiconductor companies are being not-so-gently encouraged to manufacture loads of RIMMs, and to be quick about it.
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A Web site in Fiji is reporting a blow-by-blow account of the coup d'etat currently gripping the Pacific island republic.
Another report from FHI Research has indicated that changes in the global market mean that direct sellers of PCs, including Dell, Gateway and Micron, are likely to suffer in the rapidly growing Asian market, while IBM, HP and Compaq will mop up in their wake.
Sony has fired off another lawsuit against PlayStation emulator developer Bleem! just a week after the software company announced a version of its emulator - also called Bleem! - that runs on Sega's Dreamcast console.
Caution: non-PC attitudes ahead
IBM is recalling AC Adapters for the ThinkPad 310, ThinkPad i Series and the WorkPad z50 due to overheating problems.
Ajay Chowdhury - the man responsible for dragging LineOne out of the dumps and giving it a new sense of direction - has left the company.
John Lewis is really not happy about the upcoming exclusive supply agreement between Packard Bell and Dixons. It's not that keen on the same agreement that the high street retailer has with Compaq, either.
Intel increased European channel shipments by 50 per cent in March compared to the previous month, the vendor claimed yesterday.
Reseller group Compel saw its share price fall by nearly half yesterday thanks to a profit warning that looks like it will turn an expected 4 million profit into a 4 million loss.
Microsoft plans to start selling software direct to tier II OEMs in the UK.
Intel has only been able to supply around a third of chips needed by UK distributors this month.
Non-profit Linux distributor Debian will be attending the UK Linux Expo 2000 show next month after all.
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UpdatedSources close to Intel's plans have confirmed that the firm is readying a backup plan which will mean that its Willamette IA-32 processor, expected to debut the end of this year, will support synchronous memory as well as Rambus.
Episode 7BOFH 2000: Episode 7