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Intel's blades slice Transmeta's server party

Intel wants to spoil the coming out party of Transmeta server start-up RLX.
Andrew Orlowski, 07 May 2001
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Microsoft bags Office XP subscriptions

Microsoft has finally climbed off the fence it was straddling with regard to Office XP subscriptions, firmly on the side of not doing any such thing in the USA (and not a moment too soon, with the product launch a scant three weeks away).
Thomas C Greene, 07 May 2001
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WinXP ship date heads for October ‘line of death’

Microsoft is dangerously close to crossing the line of death with WinXP. Just a week after Giga's Rob Enderle was catching it for suggesting WinXP wouldn't hit the stores until October, Joe Wilcox of CNET (yes, him again) is saying it's now scheduled for, er, October.
John Lettice, 07 May 2001
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US army filters porn

The US army is making harder for soldiers to access porn and gambling sites, by installing Websense filtering software at more than 100 bases worldwide.
Drew Cullen, 07 May 2001
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Linux is the future, say former MS execs

While Microsoft pours buckets of vitriol over open source, some of its most distinguished former executives are backing Linux.
Andrew Orlowski, 07 May 2001
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e-Fridge open for business

UK supermarket chain Tesco e-commerce tentacle has embraced fridge maker Home Delivery Access to solve the final conundrum of internet home grocery deliveries - how to get the food from the front door to the fridge.
Lester Haines, 07 May 2001
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Transmeta wins Toshiba: nears a full Tablet PC set?

Transmeta has reeled in its latest big fish - Toshiba, this time, giving it virtually a full house of the big Japanese companies. Toshiba will shortly be shipping ultralight Libretto models in Japan based on Transmeta's Crusoe, and with a claimed battery life of up to 14 hours.
John Lettice, 07 May 2001
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AMD names Athlon follow up Barton after judge

AMD has confirmed our suspicions that the successor to the Athlon, Barton, will ship in the second half of next year. According to EBN, Barton has been knocked back six months alongside Claw Hammer, in order for both to be produced in 0.13 micron with SOI (Silicon On Insulator) technology.
John Lettice, 07 May 2001
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BONG! ITN web site hacked! BONG!

A public-spirited reader tipped us last night that something bad had happened to the home page of itnarchive.com, which is the video footage selling business run by British TV news outfit ITN.
John Lettice, 07 May 2001
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Diablo2 publisher hacked following ‘spyware’ outrage

Diablo2 maker Blizzard Entertainment has seen its Web sites, including Battle.net, disabled today -- an act curiously timed, since it recently altered its terms of service (ToS) to take full advantage of patch 1.06, which contains a mechanism enabling the company to monitor Battle.net users for duplicate items and disable them.
Thomas C Greene, 07 May 2001