MS-only hosting firm comes to UK
In the wake of the much-publicised raids by Russian hackers on online ecommerce systems, hosting firms are pushing their ability to provide better security as a means to get more business - and some are doing this while sticking by NT.
New mem benchmark thrashes DDR, Rambus
HWRoundupGreetings, after a while, to Bill Henning at CPU Review and to a new memory benchmark which, he promises will really give those sub-systems a good pasting. He promises results from testing Rambus and DDR systems real soon now.
Transmeta x86 notebook to hit CeBit show
A start-up firm is expected to launch a Transmeta-based x86 tablet-notebook at CeBit later this week which includes a separate screen as well as dictation and handwriting recognition.
Palm marketshare nibbled by PalmOS partners
UpdatedPalm's US retail marketshare continued to shrink last month, but at least the company has the consolation that what it has lost has all gone to PalmOS licensees and not PocketPC.
UK attracts 1m new Net users since October
The Net attracted 700,000 new UK-based home users between January and February 2001, according to the latest figures from Jupiter MMXI.
HP launches Web-enabled printers
Hewlett-Packard is launching a range of five Net-enabled printers today, which connect online without going through a PC.
Storage Computer starts patent fight with Hitachi
Storage Computer Corp has kicked off legal proceedings against Hitachi Data Systems in the UK, claiming some of Hitachi's storage products infringe two of its European patents.
British Columbia to limit sale of violent video games
The government of Canada's British Columbia province is seeking to enact a law that would force games developers to have their software rated and sold as if it were a movie.
Intel pressure mounts on AMD, Via
Rumour MillWait for one rumour patiently for months and six or seven come along all at once.
Creative to axe 500 staff, shut US plant
Sound card supremo Creative Technology is to cut ten per cent of its worldwide workforce and shut US manufacturing plant in a desperate bid to cut costs.
24/7Freecall gets FRIACO
24/7Freecall is phasing out its current unmetered Net access product in favour of one based on the wholesale unmetered Net access product, FRIACO.
Cisco sells optical components unit
Cisco is to sell Cisco Photonics France to HighWave Optical Technologies for an undisclosed sum.
Alcatel ships Linux USB ADSL driver
USB ADSL modem maker Alcatel has shipped its long-promised Linux driver. However, the company seems to have misunderstood just what the phrase 'open source' actually means.
BT bottles crisis talks
BT has called off an emergency meeting with key shareholders tonight because it feels it is being press-ganged into making strategic decisions by the media.
Reg readers on keeping the open PC alive
Hale Landis' posting predicting the end of the PC as an open hardware platform has drawn some strong reactions from Register readers. Many of you are alarmed, and many more optimistic. Several of you interpreted it as an extension of Intel's control over the PC standard: but we don't think that's what Landis meant. Quite the opposite, in fact. Let's get to that in a moment.
Pro-Palestinian virus raises its head
Pro-Palestinian political activists have created an worm virus called Injustice and they released the beast onto the Internet.
How does PC World make its money?
PC World will turnover £100 million this year through sales of printer consumables - inks, toners, and ribbons.
Stephen Fry hates Microsoft
Comedian, writer and actor Stephen Fry launched into an attack on Microsoft and Windows on the TV programme Room 101 last week.
Lastminute board man quits
A founding investor of Lastminute.com has quit the board and left the business.
PC card gives notebook thieves the finger
Toshiba has moved a touch closer to the future as depicted by sci-fi films with the release of a fingerprint reader for notebooks. The imaginatively titled Fingerprint Reader is a PC card and will fit into any Type II slot.
UK govt funds e-fridges and e-washing machines
The British Government is to spend £70 million investing in "electronic technologies", the Minister for Textiles and part-time E-Minister, Patricia Hewitt, said yesterday.
Novell reinvents itself for the Internet
Novell has revamped its product portfolio as it prepares to take on Microsoft in the growing Internet services marketplace.
TSMC trims equipment spend by one fifth
The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has cut this year's plant budget by half a billion US dollars, the firm's CFO let slip this weekend.
Protect yourself from Mir fall-out
There are two big fears surrounding the prospect of the Mir Space Station crashing to earth.
WinXP beta testers still in open revolt over product activation
Microsoft still hasn't been able to sell its Product Activation protection scheme to its own beta testers, judging by some of the recent traffic in the Windows XP private beta newsgroups. Transcripts obtained by The Register indicate continuing hostility (as you might expect from techies), and even seem to signal that the Microsoft staff minding the newsgroups aren't altogether enamoured of the system either.
Sun, AOL take MS HailStorm to the Feds
Sun and AOL have selected HailStorm as the new battleground in the ongoing antitrust case against Microsoft, according to The Industry Standard.
Intel becomes second most boring IT company
Chip giant Intel, a firm which used to be so much fun before it developed its building-block strategy, has gone and really done it this time.
Bring me the Head of Sir Peter Bonfield
BT has declined to comment on reports that CEO, Sir Peter Bonfield, is about to resign.
Dataram buys bust Danish firm
Dataram is to buy the assets of ailing Danish memory manufacturer Memory Card Technology A/S (MCT).
Titsup.com x 52
More than 300 dotcoms have gone titsup.com since January 2000, with half flopping in the last three months.
Oracle trims workforce
Oracle is joining the IT herd and culling jobs - a move affecting between one and two per cent of staff.