27th > December > 2000 Archive
While you're tucking into the last of the turkey and mince pies, spare a thought for those who are less fortunate than yourselves - nurses, railtrack employees and the Vulture Central competitions department.
The Xbox won't make it to Europe until Q1 2002, Microsoft has announced, and although it will be rolled out in the US and Japan in fall 2001, it seems highly likely that the company will put the bulk of its manufacturing and marketing efforts into achieving a spectacular US rollout for the 2001 holiday season.
America having now decided (sort of), a decision on the Microsoft matter now looms for President-elect Bush. According to yesterday's New York Times Dubya is tilting in the direction of easing up on Bill and his merry men, but we don't think this is the sound of the other shoe dropping we've been expecting for a while now.
Buyer's GuideOn Yuleday, we had a call from a relative who also happens to be a Register reader. It's time for him to upgrade his Packard Bell PC, a machine which came with a stonking 16Mb of memory when he bought it a couple of years back for around one thousand nicker.
Win2k for Alpha is alive, as well as can be expected under the circumstances, and escaped into the wild some time back. Despite our confident assertion yesterday that Windows 2000 Professional for Alpha build 2128 was firmly under lock and key, it appears to be available for download.
When chocolate giant Ferrero came up with the Kinder Surprise egg, they were on to a winner. The combination of cocoa powder and plastic toy is guaranteed to sent any child running uncontrollably around the living room with excitement.
Internet.com has agreed to buy fellow New York dotcom EarthWeb's assorted collection of tech content Web sites.
US authorities have arrested one man and indicted another suspected of fleecing customers on eBay.