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Straight outta Seattle: Redmond Linux

Ever wondered what a Seattle-flavoured Linux distro looks like? The Redmond Linux project could give us a clue. Former Microsoft staffer Joseph Cheek is the lead developer for the distro, which he says brings some of Microsoft's Cathedral software engineering practices to the open source Bazaar.
Andrew Orlowski, 08 Aug 2000

Intel engineers AMD's success, Dham it

If you fast flip back to The Register No. 18, dated 22 May 1995, you will find us reporting the exit of Intel senior VP Vinod Dham to Nexgen - the hi-tech firm which AMD finally bought and which helped catapult it into the big time.
Mike Magee, 08 Aug 2000

Intel, Panasonic set music security standard

A deal struck between Intel and Panasonic-Matsushita will likely better any music security proposals set by the Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) working group, the companies said today.
Mike Magee, 08 Aug 2000

IBM boffins put Linux on very large wrist watch

IBM has announced that it's put Linux onto a "smart watch" in order to demonstrate that the OS can scale down to small devices. But it's only a research demo, and not intended as a product.
John Lettice, 08 Aug 2000

UK retailer exposes M$ subliminal ad plan

Our thanks to UK online retailer Bluepoint (and to reader Chris for point it out to us) for 'revealing' Microsoft's latest selling technique: subliminal advertising.
Tony Smith, 08 Aug 2000

High prices, false steps help Windows lose to Linux in China

When Bill Gates was questioned about Chinese support for Linux during an interview with Red Herring recently, he claimed that "our fastest growing server business is in China", which was surprising.
Graham Lea, 08 Aug 2000

Java flaws bust Navigator security

A bug in Navigator allows anyone to read a PC's local files over the Internet.
Kieren McCarthy, 08 Aug 2000

AltaVista spooked by ghost service

AltaVista has refused to provide any proof that its much-hyped unmetered access product - announced in March - is anything more than a phantom service.
Tim Richardson, 08 Aug 2000

HW Roundup Gladiac compatibility nightmare continues

Insane Hardware has a report on the continuing compatibility difficulties that the ELSA Gladiac seems to be suffering from. Now there are problems with another Athlon mainboard - the KV200-R KT133. Click here for more info. No one knows whose fault this is yet!
Lucy Sherriff, 08 Aug 2000

Software Warehouse's old retail chain shuts doors

One Stop Computer Solutions, formerly Software Warehouse's retail business, has fallen into administrative receivership four months after Jungle.com boss Steve Bennett offloaded the business.
Linda Harrison, 08 Aug 2000

Penguin sticks head in the sand

The US publishers of a harrowing real-life tale about Net-related child abuse are refusing to admit they cocked up after naming the book after a Web site owned by a British woman.
Tim Richardson, 08 Aug 2000

Chinese government shuts down dissident site

The first dissident site run from inside China has unsurprisingly been shut down and officials are hunting for its organisers and the hosting company.
Kieren McCarthy, 08 Aug 2000

Merrill Lynch top nob on dotcom downer

A Merrill Lynch top nob has downgraded 11 online stocks including eBay, DoubleClick and Barnes & Noble. Henry Blodget feels the Internet industry is slowing and competition is levelling the market.
Team Register, 08 Aug 2000

DTI and Which? at odds over phone safety

Consumers have been left without a clue - should they go hands-free or clamp their mobile phone to their ear?
Lucy Sherriff, 08 Aug 2000

Martha Lane Fox dating Neil Morrissey?

Dotcom femme fatale Martha Lane Fox is rumoured to be dating Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey.
Linda Harrison, 08 Aug 2000

AltaVista in missing persons manhunt

The Register has launched a desperate attempt to find users of AltaVista's headline-grabbing unmetered Net access service.
Tim Richardson, 08 Aug 2000

IBM claims AIX 5L is proof of Monterey concept

AIX 5L, the latest version of the AIX operating system from IBM, will see the light of day this autumn, the company says.
Lucy Sherriff, 08 Aug 2000

eBay, Yahoo pull spam auction

Yahoo and eBay have pulled an offer to sell a 20,000-name mailing list of US investors from their auction sites. Direct-marketing firm Market Logisitics offered the list which includes names, email addresses and telephone numbers.
Kieren McCarthy, 08 Aug 2000

CD replicator busted in $1.2m MP3 piracy case

A Swedish CD-ROM replicating company is to pay $1.2 million after being caught with pirated MP3 files and software.
Linda Harrison, 08 Aug 2000

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