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Transmeta does the Boardroom Shuffle

Dave Ditzel, Transmeta co-founder, is resigning as CEO of the fabless CPU firm.
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ATI blames PC industry woes for profit collapse

ATI, graphics card OEM to the World+Dog, has revised its Q2 sales and profits estimates sharply downwards.
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IDF Roundup – P2P, Serial ATA and fast boots

Serial ATA swapshop Prototype Serial ATA PCs were on show, demonstrating hot pluggable hard disks. But only for Linux users. The Windows drivers doesn't have the functionality at the moment. Right now the Linux demo makes the physical connection, creates a mount point, mounts the file system, and drops a new icon onto the …
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Compaq AlphaServer wins TPC Bragging Rights

The initial benchmark results materialised on the www.spec.org Web site in June 2000, then mysteriously disappeared shortly after Labor Day only to make a second coming two months later. On February 12, Compaq finally announced the AlphaServer ES40 6/833 quadprocessor server.
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Hot McKinley pics

Prepare to have your glasses steamed up.
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NVIDIA boxes clever with Intel and AMD

NVIDIA yesterday pumped out two press releases to highlight the steps it's taken to optimise driver set for the Pentium 4 and Athlon processors.
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Oracle hurt by IT spending cuts

Oracle has cut its profit forecasts for the first time in three years.
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When the hell is ‘press time’

We are obliged to Cody J. Reeder for pointing out a sloppy bit of journalism by Tim Richardson in his recent piece Cube8 fledgling dies:
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Canada – we love you

Regular Reg readers will be aware of our commitment to the dissemination of international peace and love through the ethical application of information technology.
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Flame of the Week: BarrysWorld fan in hormonal rage

Barrysworld goes titsup.com Electronics Boutique eyes BarrysWorld BarrysWorld saved by EB
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Register purists get the blues

It's evident that some of our regulars don't much like our new Broadband and e-business sections. Why? We've sold out, that's why. Regular contributor Johnny Honk had this to say:
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LibertySurf UK MD steps down

Paul Shalet has stepped down as LibertySurf UK MD.
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IBM software bill frustrates Holocaust payout

IBM, which only two weeks ago was accused of providing technology that facilitated the final solution, now stands charged with delaying insurance payments to Holocaust survivors by demanding $1 million in software costs.
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Fury at ICANN/ VeriSign over .org domains

Furious .org domain name holders have swamped a public forum set up by ICANN yesterday, angry at proposals that will force them to hand back their domains unless they register as non-profit organisations. The proposals come in a suggested new deal with ICANN from domain monopolist VeriSign.
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Fujitsu cuts profit targets for the year

Fujitsu has joined its IT rivals and cut profit targets for the year, citing the slowdown in the US economy and falling growth in PC sales.
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Eleven o'clock indeed!

Lastorders.com downs pint and leaves pub
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MPs concerned about British broadband

An influential group of MPs is expected to voice its concerns about the future of broadband in Britain when it publishes its report on the Communications White Paper.
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Australia goes stark raving mad over Net censorship

The South Australia Parliament is pushing an Internet censorship bill that will make it an offence for anyone to post any information deemed offensive to children anywhere on the Internet. And it's the police that get to decide what is and isn't offensive.
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Dell adsell hell

Dell ships Precision boxes with 3DLabs card
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SEC in Internet fraud crackdown

The founder of an "online eyeware" company used money from investors to finance trips to casinos and topless bars, according to a lawsuit filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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Network Associates settles shareholder lawsuit

Network Associates has settled a lawsuit with shareholders who alleged that the security giant pushed up its share price by not accounting for acquisitions properly.
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Daily Mail apologies for nicking Reg content

Well, following the rip-off of one of our stories by the Keeper of Middle England's Morals, the Daily Mail, we've received a letter from the paper's managing editor Robin Esser apologising and offering to send us a cheque for £250.
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Oftel crows about LLU progress

Oftel has published an update on local loop unbundling (LLU) providing a snapshot of the strides made over the last month or so.
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Uh hu hu – I'm all shook up

Gates: the earth moved for me
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Readers' Letters Canadians very, very upset

Proud Canadian slams Reg
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Bull flogs Irish reseller to management

Bull has sold its Irish reseller subsidiary, Cara, to a management team backed by Hibernia Capital Partners.
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Porno blonde wins tribunal

Female computer consultant Tao Ball has won her two tribunal claims against former boss Marc Garcia. She took Marc and his IT consultancy Kelros to the tribunal for unfair dismissal and sexual discrimination and won both unanimously.
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Intergraph weighs up how much it wants for each Pentium sold

Intergraph is to drag Intel to court again next week, just a few days after its patent infringement win over the chip giant.
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Crackers lift space command and control source code

Computer crackers have obtained access to computer systems codes used in America's space program.
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Official: Microsoft is the Net's biggest bugger

Microsoft is the biggest bugger in the IT industry. Or to be more precise, its small business portal linkexchange.com (now called bCentral)is the biggest user of Web bugs, according to a survey by Securityspace.com, and available here.
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World chipmaking equipment sales double

Worldwide sales of chip making equipment grew 90 per cent last year, according to a report by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI).
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Incubator Cube8 battens down hatches

Incubation company Cube8.com announced an operating loss of £4.9 million on revenue of £1.6 million in 2000 in its annual results today.
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Privacy rights assaulted on Capitol Hill

A number of academicians argued that consumer expectations of on-line privacy are unrealistic, speaking before the 107th Congress Thursday during hearings by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.
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Napster to filter its network starting this weekend

Napster will implement a content filtering system this weekend which will prevent users from trading pirated music through its Web site, company lawyer David Boies told federal District Judge Marilyn Patel in San Francisco Friday, in a last-ditch effort to keep the company in operation until it can face charges of copyright infringement at trial.