10th > May > 2001 Archive

2 stepping GeForce goose-stepping

HWRoundupAce's Hardware today outs the name for AMD's new Palomino due to be launched in three wholesome flavours next week.
David Ross, 10 May 2001

Guilty! Rambus committed fraud

UpdatedA US federal jury has awarded punitive damages of $3.5m against Rambus for using fraudulent means to file patents for high-speed memory technology.
Drew Cullen, 10 May 2001

BT shake-up to save business (touch wood)

BT today announced a widescale re-organisation which it prays will turnaround the fortunes of this ailing corporate giant.
Tim Richardson, 10 May 2001

Avnet launches ACS in Europe

Avnet, the US electronics distribution giant, yesterday announced the official launch of its Applied Computing Solutions division in Europe.
Team Register, 10 May 2001

BT unveils first-ever loss

BT has announced its first-ever loss of £1.03 billion. The company - once famous for the amount of profit it made per second - has slipped into the red thanks to acquisitions, expensive 3G licences and faltering businesses.
Kieren McCarthy, 10 May 2001

UK business confused about DSL

Britain's broadband providers are failing to deliver the message about the benefits of DSL services according to a quarterly report from telecoms regulator Oftel.
Tim Richardson, 10 May 2001

Cube8 buys Freeloader business

Cube8, the mini-internet incubator, has bought the Freeloader online games business from Pure Entertainment for £600K in new shares.
Drew Cullen, 10 May 2001

AMD Palomino to ship as Athlon 4

AMD will dub the next member of the Athlon family, codenamed Palomino, the Athlon 4, according to an anonymous source cited by Ace's Hardware.
Tony Smith, 10 May 2001

NTL on target for 100K broadband punters

NTL is signing up new 1,500 new broadband customers a week and maintains it is well on target to have 100,000 cable modem customers by the end of the year, according to figures published today.
Tim Richardson, 10 May 2001

Hunt on for porn-meddling virus writers

The hunt is on for the authors of the Homepage worm amid signs that the outbreak of the virus has been brought under control.
John Leyden, 10 May 2001

IBM confirms Intel Itanium 29 May launch date

IBM will launch its upcoming Itanium-based workstation, the IntelliStation Z-Pro 6894, when Intel tells it that it can and not a moment sooner.
Tony Smith, 10 May 2001

'I'm not a quitter and I love my critics' – BT's Bonfield

Sir Peter Bonfield, BT's CEO, told reporters this morning that he has not intention of leaving the beleaguered telecoms giant. "I'm not a quitter," he said. "I like working with the people here."
Kieren McCarthy, 10 May 2001

What's in BT's bargain bin?

BT is returning to its roots. Sir Peter Bonfield accepted at a press conference this morning for the company's annual results that BT's global plan of a few years ago has been flushed down the toilet.
Kieren McCarthy, 10 May 2001

Sophos rebuffs virus-spreading charge

Antivirus vendor Sophos has been forced to deny spreading viruses itself after the virus scanner of rival McAfee flagged up an alert as a copy of the Homepage virus.
John Leyden, 10 May 2001

Oops – MS mounts DoS attack on own WinXP telecon

So what did Jim Allchin say at the big WinXP teleconference yesterday? Tricky - The Register failed to connect from both sides of the pond, repeated dialing of the 1-800 number simply netted an engaged tone. And we note from a trawl round that with the exception of a couple of IDG sites, the usual suspects seem a little light on Jimbo's substance this morning.
John Lettice, 10 May 2001

Europeans love the Net

Almost two thirds of European Net users would prefer an Internet-enabled PC instead of a TV or telephone if they were ever stranded on a desert island.
Tim Richardson, 10 May 2001

German chancellor's wife gets Victorian on your ass

The wife of the German chancellor Gerhard Schroder, Doris, has gone a bit mad in an interview with a German magazine and insisted, among other things, that kids shouldn't have mobile phones.
Kieren McCarthy, 10 May 2001

Gateway and Siemens flout the law

Gateway and Fujitsu Siemens are due a slap on the wrist from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) - they're plugging away with old-style monitor advertising, and not revealing the true size of the screen that's viewable to the user.
Robert Blincoe, 10 May 2001

BOFHs will legally need licence to work

The ludicrous Home Office legislation that has accidentally involved sysadmins in its aim to licence security people such as bouncers and wheel-clampers has been passed in the last week of Parliament before the election and is now law.
Kieren McCarthy, 10 May 2001

Gateway drops customers' pants in public

A security gaffe by Gateway 2000 has resulted in the exposure of sensitive customer information on the PC vendor's web site.
John Leyden, 10 May 2001

Leaked ICANN budget apportions $0 for elections

A draft of ICANN's annual budget prepared in April by Maximum CFO Mike Roberts* has surfaced on the web.
Andrew Orlowski, 10 May 2001

Opera 5.0 for Linux to ship next week

The production version of Opera 5.0 for Linux is ready to roll, and will be available next. week, although as of this afternoon the company hadn't yet identified the precise release day.
John Lettice, 10 May 2001

ASUS releases games cheat drivers (Boo! Hiss!)

ASUS, the Taiwanese components maker, has released its much-criticised video card drivers that allow online game players to cheat.
Andrew Smith, 10 May 2001


HWRoundupAce's Hardware has a lot of goodies to tempt you... first up there's a useful update on ALI's chipset releases.
David Ross, 10 May 2001

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