28th > February > 2001 Archive
Intel Developer ForumIntel Developer Forum, San Jose Intel has declared itself satisfied that there will be enough Rambus RDRAM out there this year to match the chip giant's "very aggressive" ramp of Pentium 4.
The crisis surrounding e-districtict.net appeared to worsen today after the Times reported that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has been called in to investigate the irregularities at the British dotcom.
E-business consultancy Rubus is to close its Manchester office because there simply isn't enough demand from companies "up North".
Intel Developer ForumIntel Developer Forum, San Jose The first real InfiniBand kit should be in the channels by the end of the year, Intel's Jim Pappas told us this week.
Opinions are diverging on how to fight CPRM, the stealth copy control mechanism that promises to "firewall Napster at your PC", in the words of a Sony executive.
MS on TrialDay two's oral arguments before the Washington appellate bench culminated in a surprising onslaught of denunciations and acrimonious commentary on Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's various crimes and misdemeanors.
Stardock, the high priest of Windows eye candy, yesterday offered to give Whistler users a decent choice of themes with the announcement of WindowBlinds XP.
Intel Developer ForumAll is well with IA-64, and to prove it Intel produced a panel full of happy Itanic users at IDF yesterday. It was a small room, and quite full, but the six guinea pigs were safe: members of the assembled press were only allowed to submit written questions on white pieces of card. These cards were handed from one PR to another, and finally placed before a panel moderator who decided if the panel could be exposed to the query.
Linux vendor Red Hat has announced the acquisition of a professional consulting firm in an all stock deal valued at around $47 million.
UK games maker Eidos saw profit tumble 52 per cent in the third quarter.
UpdatedCompaq has admitted it has had very few responses to its recall of dodgy notebook batteries.
UpdatedPalm is set to announce a new handheld, a more powerful version of its entry-level m100 model, destined to replace the IIIxe.
Tiny Online is to scrap its existing Net access packages after just two months for an unlimited service for £14.99 per month.
A lack of accountability is top marketers' main concern when taking ads out on Web sites. So says some research just released by the Marketing Forum.
A variant of the infamous Love Bug has appeared on the Internet showing that computer vandals and virus writers are still trying to adapt old code in fresh attacks.
Nike has blamed i2 Technologies' e-commerce software for messing up its earnings.
Excessive security is holding back ecommerce, according to the security arm of a firm which not so long ago became centre of a high profile security breach itself.
Hacktivists have targeted the Web site of a US investment bank which saved a controversial drug testing company from liquidation with an attack designed to make its site unavailable.
Doing the weekly shop on the Net isn't all it's cracked up to be, according to survey by Which?
Compel has confirmed it is in talks to sell its desktop services business.
ReviewI finally got around to a full day of playing with the (proprietary) Opera Browser 5.0 Linux beta. It's the fastest browser I've ever used in any operating system, but I'm not ready to spend $39 or look at annoying ads in return for using it. And with (free, Open Source) Konqueror steadily improving, Opera may never be able to make a living selling its browser to Linux users unless the company has some very big and sexy rabbits waiting to be pulled out of its development hat.
HWRoundupSo, the GeForce3 est arrivé, but where are the benchmarks? Well, Nvidia doesn't seem to have sent out many samples, and the question of what to test it on is also an interesting one.
Today is the last chance for businesses in five US cities caught with pirated software to escape prosecution.
Office admin Zoe Halls was sacked by a text message sent from her boss to her mobile phone. "We don't need you in at work tomorrow, I'll phone you AM to explain - John", the SMS message said.
Amazon has launched a Free Music Downloads community that will let fans 'tip' their favourite artists.
Well, seeing as FortuneCity's UK management doesn't seem inclined to return our phone calls, we have had to rely on more surreptitious methods to find out what is going on.
An important bug involving the operation of Active Directory won't be addressed until Microsoft releases the next version of its operating system.
IBM has begun sampling a revised PowerPC 750CX, the G3-class processor that ships in two of the latest generation of iMac - or in only one of 'em if you live outside the US (see Apple fobs off non-US iMac buyers with lesser CPU).
Examination of the documentation of the Microsoft trial surely leads any reasonable person to the conclusion that Microsoft is guilty as hell: of setting out to destroy Netscape, of threatening Apple until it toed the line, of ruling the PC OEMs with a rod of iron, and of much else. But similar examination of the appeals court proceedings of the past two days leaves one with the firm belief that Microsoft is going to get off.
Intel Developer ForumIntel Developer Forum, San Jose We'd like to be the first to congratulate Chipzilla [are you mad? Ed] for bucking the trend of weak, nay abysmal PC sales last Christmas.