Eazel pulls plugs after cash quest fails
After a year of singing its praises, Eazel's richest backers weren't around to save it when the going got tough. The company that promised to make Linux easy for technophobes to use is to close.
Yet another IIS exploit reported
It's been a rough two weeks for IIS security. On 1 May it was our solemn duty to report the IIS .printer ISAPI vulnerability; on 8 May we reported the sadmind/IIS worm; and today we have to inform you of a brand new stuff-up affecting IIS 4.0 and 5.0, handily exploited with a simple Unicode trick.
Intel Tualatin to replace Coppermine, fast
Intel RoadmapFurther choice items from Intel's latest desktop and mobile processor roadmaps have leaked out - including the 2GHz Pentium 4's launch price-point: $562.
MS tips its hand on WinXP protection system
Microsoft's adoring public in the unofficial beta distribution channel seems to be awarding null points to the latest escapee from Fort Redmond, WinXP build 2469. This might have something to do with 2469 being seriously harder to crack than previous efforts, but problems with DirectX seem to be turning them off as well.
Intel Xeon to hit 2.4GHz in 2002
Intel RoadmapPrestonia, the 0.13 micron Xeon die-shrink, will ship during Q1 2002 at 2.2GHz before rising to 2.4GHz during the following quarter.
Email is top cause of workplace stress – report
Email is the biggest headache for tech support staff and a major cause of stress in the workplace, according to a survey out today.
Le Freeswerve hikes DSL prices, whinges at BT
Freeserve has blamed BT and Oftel for its decision to increase the price of its home ADSL product to £49.99 a month - an increase of around 25 per cent.
Azlan profits shoot up 74%
Azlan Group reported profit up 74 per cent thanks to growing Internet use in Europe.
Banish bandwidth blues with Win2k SP2, slimline version
After a couple of days of general and widespread access to the final but not announced Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 network code, Microsoft now has a slimline express version available. And still hasn't announced it.
BT rebuffs Le Freeswerve's no confidence vote
BT has hit back at claims that Britain's biggest French ISP has been forced to increase the cost of its ADSL service because the wholesale price is simply too expensive.
Pentium 4 price cuts fuel RDRAM mobo demand surge
Intel's Pentium 4 price cuts have driven RDRAM mobo shipments well ahead of boards that use Rambus' rival memory technology, DDR SDRAM, Taiwanese motherboard makers have said.
BT Cellnet PUKs up phone security
UpdatedA new BT Cellnet automated phone service has left security observers and mobile operators despairing. The company has brought out a touch-tone service that will give you the PUK for any BT Cellnet phone - all you need is the mobile's phone number.
Beenz denies it's about to be canned
Beenz - the outfit that created a "currency" for the Internet - has denied it is to shut down within the next three weeks but it has confirmed it is seeking a buyer for all, or part, of the business.
PCs to bundle more memory as suppliers cut prices
Memory bundled with new PCs could soon become much cheaper - freeing vendors to offer more RAM with their systems - when suppliers Samsung, Hynix and others cut the prices they charge high-volume customers.
Apple planning rack-mount Mac OS X server
Mac Rumour RoundupApple may be planning to break into the enterprise server market with a new rack-mount model based on the next major release of Mac OS X Server.
Sun admits ASP better than Java for Web
A little quiz for you. Consider the following quote: "ASP is faster and more effective for simple Web applications than Java." Which company said it?
HP sets sights on Europe No. 2 PC spot
Hewlett-Packard says it will soon inch past Dell to become Europe's number two PC vendor.
Tory Party site ‘practically unhardened’ – a hacker playground
The UK Conservative Party has been slammed for Internet naivety after it emerged that it hadn't taken even the most basic precautions to secure its Web server.
Ex-Royal aide found guilty over sexy email murder
The former aide to the Duchess of York, Jane Andrews, has been found guilty of murdering her fiance and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Xbox launch & price confirmed
Microsoft will launch the Xbox game console on 8 November, just in time for the holiday shopping rut, and sell it for a modest $299, the company announced Wednesday.
Dotcom guru predicts harder times for online ad sector
Dotcom guru Henry Blodget has warned there is worse to come for the online advertising market.
Eurocops want seven-year retention of all phone, Net traffic
The official EU body that represents the member governments will recommend the long-term retention of personal data at a meeting with the European Commission later this month, according to documents leaked to London-based civil liberties journal Statewatch.