Torvalds: main impact of MS trial psychological
During a predictably banal interview of Linus Torvalds on Radio Wall Street yesterday - where the interviewer clearly hoped for some tips about how to turn Linux into a pot of gold for investors - our hero had a couple of interesting things to say about the Microsoft case.
Fujitsu takes aim at Sun share
When we met Fujitsu-Siemens suits earlier this year in good old Munchen, we managed to extract the admission from the boys that its Hal-based Sparc server, running the Slowaris operating system, was a better Sun than Sun.
Novell too nice for own good
In the cutthroat, fast-moving world of IT, you can rely on Novell to do three things:
NatSemi, Taiwan Semi strike ten-year deal
The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has licensed a clutch of its logic processes to NatSemi, it announced yesterday.
Ellison offers Gates all his rubbish
Spying on Microsoft and unveiling its several front groups was a "public service", Oracle founder Larry Ellison told reporters during a press conference Wednesday.
WHO doctors clear mobile phones of cancer risk
The World Health Organisation has joined the ranks of researchers who reckon mobile phones pose no health risk - in opposition to the ranks of researchers who reckon mobile phones are quite unsafe.
Palm handhelds hit by dodgy DRAM bug
Palm has coughed to the fact that some of its handhelds contain duff memory chips that could destroy users' personal data.
Intel gets round Windows boot floppy problem
Intel is about to introduce a new BIOS update process for its newer mobos which gets around the difficulty users of Windows 2000 and ME have in creating a bootable floppy.
Palm Q4 profits, revenues double
If only 3Com had held on to Palm for few more quarters. Yesterday, after the comms giant announced a major downturn in sales and a $340 million operating loss, its former subsidiary reported three-month profits that more than doubled quarter on quarter, and a year-on-year doubling of revenues.
IBM super 'puter does 12 trillion calcs per second
IBM's latest supercomputer is going to run three times as fast as the speediest beast in in action today.
ATI Q3 loss wider than expected
ATI's previous predictions of revenue shortfalls and losses for its third quarter proved accurate today when the 3D graphics market leader posted "unacceptable" financial results for the three months to 31 May.
Yahoo! buys eGroups to spam users with ads
Yahoo! has agreed to buy eGroups for $430 million and fold the business into its exisiting communication businesses - Yahoo!Mail, Yahoo!Messenger and Yahoo!Clubs.
Free broadband access: Spielberg shows how (oops)
It's easy to get free broadband access if you're Steven Spielberg, or in some way connected with Steven Spielberg. Or at least it was, until the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) retained Arthur Andersen to compile a report detailing the stack of illegal freebies local telco GTE had showered on Spielberg, Dreamworks Studios and numerous other Hollywood luminaries and outfits.
Bill Gates' roots in the trashcans of history
It is interesting to note the high moral tone being taken by Microsoft in its castigation of Oracle's legal if somewhat dodgy intelligence gathering activities.* But surely Microsoft hasn't forgotten that Bill Gates himself, together with Paul Allen, has also used trash cans as a primary source of intelligence?
NTL kicks off customers sharing log in
Victim of its own success or of inept market planning? Whichever way you look at it NTL has badly underestimated demand for its free Internet service. The company has admitted that there is at least a two month backlog of applications still to be processed.
PR flunkeys' hack list is officially rubbish
Yesterday we ran a story on Miller Freeman's attempt to make money by charging £725 for a league table of journalists, split into categories such as impact, positive and negative coverage.
Daily Telegraph offers sex change ops to dotcom workers
Today's Daily Telegraph ran a very small correction on page 35. "A technical error in some editions has produced an incorrect picture on page seven of today's dotcom telegraph. For a correct version, e-mail us on email@example.com."
Helpful hacker faces Aussie Feds
A young computer enthusiast compromised an Australian Government Web site over night using a simple CGI script, and then notified 17,000 businesses that their banking details were unprotected, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Internet pedo sting ruled entrapment
A man convicted of trying to have sex with children was ordered released from prison by the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that the Feds had entrapped him, the Associated Press reports.
Nvidia confirms Mac support with GeForce 2 MX
Nvidia today clarified its position on Mac support - sort of. The 3D graphics company has certainly changed its mind since we quizzed it on the matter six months ago - back then it had a real downer on the platform, now it considers the Mac a viable market.