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Mac OS X 10.1 not ready until September?

Mac OS X 10.1, codenamed Puma, may not ship later this month at Macworld Expo New York as many Apple watchers are expecting.
Tony Smith, 02 Jul 2001
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Monster swallows Hot Jobs

TMP Worldwide, owner of Monster.com, the world's biggest online job board, is buying HotJobs.com, the world's second biggest job board for $460m in newly issued shares. This is a 21 per cent premium over HotJobs share price at close of play on June 28, 2001.
Drew Cullen, 02 Jul 2001
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VIA reports bad June

VIA, the Taiwanese chipset-to-CPU-designer, blames falling demand for PCs for falling sales in June, its worst period for 16 months.
Drew Cullen, 02 Jul 2001
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Infineon's having a 60m new shares fund raiser

Infineon is raising cash by selling up to 60 million new shares, which Bloomberg reckons will be worth E1.7 billion ($1.4 billion).
Robert Blincoe, 02 Jul 2001
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BT to announce death of Concert

BT is to announce it will finally scrap its loss-making joint venture with AT&T, Concert, according to numerous reports. Concert has been a thorn in the side of BT for years and current estimates are that the company - which supplies long-distance telephony to business customers - is losing £20 million a week.
Kieren McCarthy, 02 Jul 2001
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Compaq UK's McNally is retiring

Joe McNally, the man who set up Compaq UK in 1984, is retiring at the end of July.
Robert Blincoe, 02 Jul 2001
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Australian financial giant stalks III

AMP, the Australian financial services giant, has tabled an offer for Interactive Investor International, the UK's biggest financial information Web site.
Drew Cullen, 02 Jul 2001
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Call my bluff – how smart is reverse engineering .NET?

So who's calling whose bluff? An intriguing game of chicken is enveloping Microsoft's plans to port its C# language and run-time to BSD, with software libre leaders vowing to give the Beast a taste of its own embrace n' extend medicine.
Andrew Orlowski, 02 Jul 2001
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Verified: you can get anybody you want kicked off Hotmail

When we reported Hotmail's zero-tolerance spam policy last week we thought it just might be possible to get the innocent Hotmail user of your choice kicked off the system with a simple email to abuse@hotmail.com.
John Lettice, 02 Jul 2001
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Now it's Vodafone's turn to do a 3G link-up

Vodafone is due to announce a similar 3G sharing deal as BT and Deutsche Telekom, and Orange and One2One anytime soon. Who with? The only company left that has a 3G licence in the UK - Hutchinson 3G.
Kieren McCarthy, 02 Jul 2001
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Hoax virus alert targets MP3

A hoax alert warning MP3 users that they might have downloaded songs infected with viral code is doing the rounds on the Internet.
John Leyden, 02 Jul 2001
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Broadband start-up goes titsup.com OnCue

Broadband in Britain was dealt another blow last week after OnCue Telecommunications called in the liquidators on Friday with the loss of 100 jobs.
Tim Richardson, 02 Jul 2001
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Teen charged with hacking into NASA research centre

A New Mexico teenager has been charged with hacking into a NASA-run research centre.
John Leyden, 02 Jul 2001
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More online deaths: one tragic, one faked

The ongoing glut of newsgroup deaths continues. This time we have examples of both types: the real and the imagined.
Kieren McCarthy, 02 Jul 2001

Sun, Compaq fight Alpha email marketing war

Sun Microsystems UK's quick-witted marketing bunnies, have booked some text ads with FT.com's Information Technology email newsletter to exploit confusion over the Compaq's decision to sell Alpha to Intel and to adopt the Itanium as its server platform.
Drew Cullen, 02 Jul 2001
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Tarantella targets Sun channel

Tarantella has signed up Clarity Technology to wholesale its thin-client product portfolio into the UK Sun reseller channel.
Drew Cullen, 02 Jul 2001
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I am Canadian and I do not suck!

We battled-hardened journos at Vulture Central are used to a bit of abuse, but never before has Pran 'The Man' Oza - Reg adsales supremo - been the victim of a vicious verbal flame assault.
Lester Haines, 02 Jul 2001
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Readers slam UK govt. spam sham

UK Govt's stand on spam provokes angry backlash
Lester Haines, 02 Jul 2001

AMD cluster sneaks in Supercomputer top 500 list

The Top 500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers contains an AMD-powered machine for the first time.
Drew Cullen, 02 Jul 2001
DVD it in many colours

Dell sales mask true horror of US PC market

Strip out Dell's sales and the US PC market performed even more horribly in Q1 than everyone thought.
Drew Cullen, 02 Jul 2001
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MS Xbox will rule games universe

How the hell can you say GameCube will outsell Xbox by 2005?
Lester Haines, 02 Jul 2001
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Cubase kills your love of music

Radiohead bassist slams Cubase software
Lester Haines, 02 Jul 2001
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Reg Tariff lands us in the merde

Well, our Register Tariff 2001 has certainly proved a hit with many readers.
Lester Haines, 02 Jul 2001
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Crap Europe could wipe $150bn from IT market

The IT sector could see $150bn wiped off their sales ledgers over the next three years - if the European economy gets any worse.
Drew Cullen, 02 Jul 2001
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How to own a Cisco router in one easy step

A potentially serious security flaw involving the Web administration tool used by Cisco routers has come to light.
John Leyden, 02 Jul 2001
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BT cuts cost of phone bill

BT is to make phone bills cheaper for people who pay their bills by direct debit.
Tim Richardson, 02 Jul 2001
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Flat panel price hunt uncovers £235 display

Following our story on £299 flat panel displays hitting the high street, courtesy of PC World, Register readers scoured the Web looking for better deals.
Robert Blincoe, 02 Jul 2001
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Dell gets curious about AMD merits

Dell has started asking consumers if they would prefer AMD rather than Intel chips in their PCs.
Linda Harrison, 02 Jul 2001
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Vodafone employees get vast share options

Vodafone is dishing out £375 million worth of shares to all its employees worldwide in a bid to keep them motivated. Employees who have picked up attractive share options in the past have been upset to see the share price halve over the last year.
Kieren McCarthy, 02 Jul 2001
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Palm retail sales revived in May

Palm experienced something of a rebound in retail sales in May, according to the latest figures from US market watcher NPD Intelect.
Tony Smith, 02 Jul 2001
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Compaq to pull PC production from Mitac

Compaq will no longer outsource desktop PC production to Mitac, industry sources have claimed, but will instead contract Taiwan's FIC and Foxconn to build its desktops.
Tony Smith, 02 Jul 2001
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Elitegroup preps Palm clone

Palm may soon get its first true clone, courtesy of Taiwanese hardware company Elitegroup.
Tony Smith, 02 Jul 2001
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World chip sales down 7% in May

Chip prices continued to fall in May, with worldwide revenue dropping seven per cent.
Linda Harrison, 02 Jul 2001
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New .eu domain edges closer to reality

The .eu top-level domain is getting closer to becoming a reality with a report finalised in the European Council and the first official report on this matter expected soon from the European Parliament. If all goes according to plan, the new domain will go live early next year.
Kieren McCarthy, 02 Jul 2001
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Jadetec MicroPC

Review PC manufacturers are a conservative lot, and have found it hard to deviate from the beige box. As a result, the PC faithfuls have been forced to cast envious glances towards Apple' designer Macs.
PC Advisor, 02 Jul 2001
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France Telecom shafts French Net users

AOL France is to increase the cost of its unmetered Net access from FFR 199 (£18) to FFR 327.98 (£30), according to newswire AFX.
Tim Richardson, 02 Jul 2001
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Click here for hot Hotmail spam action

Random executions: Hotmail gets tough on spam
Lester Haines, 02 Jul 2001
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FOTW I could take the lot of you Easy®

The Easy way to crush dissenting voices Easy now: Stelios calls to explain his company's behaviour
Lester Haines, 02 Jul 2001

Solaris bug takes the shine off Sun servers

Sun Microsystems has discovered a flaw in its Solaris operating system which, under rare circumstances, could result in the silent corruption of data stored on its enterprise servers.
John Leyden, 02 Jul 2001
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Readers' Letters Nice and Easydoesit®

The Easy way to crush dissenting voices Easy now: Stelios calls to explain his company's behaviour
Lester Haines, 02 Jul 2001
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Cops using high-tech surveillance in Florida

Tampa, Florida police are using video cameras and face recognition software to scan the streets in search of -- you guessed it -- sex offenders. Software called Faceit provided by security outfit Visionics quickly compares the face of a target against a database of people wanted on active warrants from the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office and a list of sex offenders maintained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Thomas C Greene, 02 Jul 2001
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BT drops out of IRC

BTinternet is to pull the plug on its IRC server on Wednesday (July 4).
John Leyden, 02 Jul 2001