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Borland sweetens Kylix discount with new offer

Borland today sweetened a huge price cut in Kylix, its Delphi development environment for Linux by giving away a server edition away free to anyone who's narrowly missed out on the offer.
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Microsoft torches RMS, RMS torches Caldera

Microsoft's cancelbots were racing after Richard Stallman even before he took the stage in New York this morning to defend free software's cornerstone, the General Public License. The Free Software Foundation had a new GPL FAQ to promote, but journalists attending the event - and many who weren't - were primed with questions from the Beast with which to embarrass St Ignucius.
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Europe catching US economy's cold, says Sun

Sun reported lower than expected demand for Sun's new UltraSPARC III systems in its mid-quarter update yesterday, pushing revenue estimates slightly down into the $3.8 billion to $4.0 billion range for the quarter. It's the third time Sun has issued downwards revisions to its estimates.
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Apple refutes colour iBook claims

Apple has denied claims made by Taiwanese notebook maker AlphaTop that it is working on new, colour iBooks equipped with wider displays.
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VIA unveils 750MHz C3 processor

VIA yesterday released its latest C3 processor.
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IR35 becomes a political hot potato

Having exhausted all other opportunities and still seeing Labour maintain its lead in the polls, the Conservatives and LibDems have started making noises about IR35.
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ATI confirms Radeon 2 to ship late summer

ATI has confirmed a "late summer" as the release date for its upcoming R200 chip - likely to be called the Radeon 2.
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Avnet's Euro VP gets a leg up

Avnet Applied Computing has boosted Rien Boot to the position of VP, global operations.
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Next gen colour displays comin' at ya

Toshiba has developed the world's first full colour polymer OLED (organic light emitting display).
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VIA Socket 370 chipsets to support Intel Tualatin

VIA today confirmed its support for Intel's 0.13 micron die-shrink Pentium III - aka Tualatin - across its Socket 370 chipset family.

I've got the first 3G network. No, I have! No, I have!

The mobile industry is continuing its Monte Carlo or bust race to get the first 3G network up and running and now we have two companies claiming they have won.
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Gameplay puts the For Sale sign out again as losses soar

Gameplay said today it was up for sale again after admitting it did not have enough cash to see it through to profitability.
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MPs forced to shut down their Web sites

Updated Several MPs, including Mad Annie Widdecombe and Gavin Strang, have had to shut down their Web sites for breaking electoral rules.
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Nintendo won't do Net games, says president

Nintendo's GameCube was well received at E3 t'other week, attracting many passing eyes. A lucky thing, really, because if it had not, company president Hiroshi Yamauchi was threatening to shut it down indefinitely, according to one of his characteristically understated E3 interviews.
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Games market will be worth $86bn by 2006

The size of the games market could jump by a massive 71 per cent over the next five years, making it an $86 billion industry by 2006, according to a new study from London's Informa Media Group.
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The future of SMS texting – EMS!

The biggest names in mobile manufacture have announced they are working on a next-generation version of SMS text messaging - EMS, or Enhanced Messaging Service.
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Crouching Tony, Hidden Hague

And still the games keep coming. This one is called Crouching Tony, Hidden Hague - based of course on the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It's a good old arcade punch-up. Tony Blair wears a dashing red karate suit and William Hague a cut-down boiler suit. They fight in front of the Houses of Parliament and each have …
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ATI to license chips to other board makers

ATI is opening its entire range of graphics chips to third-party add-in card makers, the company has announced.
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OpenPGP Alliance omits PGP Security

An organisation formed to promote compatibility between different implementations of OpenPGP standard does not include Network Associates, which is the main supplier of PGP-based encryption products for business.
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Apple signs Demon as exclusive UK ISP

Apple has signed UK telco Thus' ISP, Demon, as the exclusive Net access provider for British Mac users.
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Clipserver severs dotcom name

A British press clippings service has turned its back on the "new economy" and discarded its dotcom moniker.
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Echelon isn't a threat – but scramble your emails anyway

A draft European Parliament report on the Echelon spy network has sent out conflicting messages to the public about the threat posed to privacy by the system.
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MD of Cisco's partner of the year goes down for six months

The managing director of NSC Technology, Muhammed Yaseem, has been given a six-month jail sentence for his part in a computer parts fraud. He will also have to pay £10,000 in prosecution costs.
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LetsBuyIt.com posts Q1 loss

Lazarus-like e-tailer, LetsBuyIt.com, has survived long enough to publish its Q1 results.
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Dotcom job deaths drop in May

The number of US dotcom job deaths dropped in May following a record month of cuts in April
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IBM, NEC, Fujitsu, Hitachi co-operate on corporate Linux code

IBM, NEC, Fujitsu and Hitachi are to pool their enterprise-oriented Linux software development resources, according to NEC.
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Sony to stick Pioneer's DVD-R in Vaios

Pioneer is now supplying its DVR-103 combination DVD-R recordable drives to Sony for its Vaio line of computers.
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Le Freeswerve U-turns on Unlimited Time promise

Britain's biggest French ISP is to ditch its unmetered Net access product, Freeserve Unlimited Time, in August despite giving assurances that it would not can the service.
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Gates strip joint secret out?

A strip club allegedly frequented by Bill Gates is under scrutiny by the US Government over links to pimps, the Mafia and fraud.
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So why isn't Nokia part of the EMS standard?

We reported earlier today that Alcatel, Ericsson, Motorola and Siemens had all signed up to a new enhanced SMS standard, called EMS, that would allow for pictures, tunes and animations to be sent to phones.
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Brookdale pic posted

OCWorkbench.com has posted a sneak preview of Intel's upcoming Brookdale chipset on its Website.
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Congress lets spam out of the can

An anti-spam bill has been substantially weakened by a congressional committee, which has pulled measures that would allow consumers to sue junk emailers.
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Blair savaged over Microsoft visit

The Labour Party was yesterday accused of having an unhealthy relationship with business after a visit to Microsoft UK.
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Sun refutes Internet ‘ban’ slur

Our story about Sun asking its staff to restrict use of the Internet has produced a furious backlash from company insiders.
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Online Scientology critic jailed in Canada

Computer engineer Keith Henson has been arrested in Canada, where he had planned to file for status as a political refugee after being convicted by a California court of posting to Usenet rude things about the Church of Scientology, and joking that CoS members should be nuked. He was convicted of interfering with a religion.