4th > July > 2001 Archive

Web-myth debunker's life threatened by Steve Gibson Groupie

Techno-myth debunker Rob Rosenberger has received a death threat as a reward for his efforts to expose GRC.com founder Steve Gibson's recent rants on the Win-XP raw-socket terror for the rubbish that they are.
Thomas C Greene, 04 Jul 2001
Cat 5 cable

Stratus preps high availability Linux port

Development work is getting underway to port Linux to fault-tolerant hardware architecture developed by high-end server manufacturer Stratus.
John Leyden, 04 Jul 2001

Porn VirtuaGirl is the best Net innovation we've seen for a year

UpdatedOkay, you're gonna laugh but a bit of software produced by VirtuaGirl which consists of an two-inch-high woman stripping in the corner of your PC screen is the best thing we've seen for ages. No, not in that sense.
Kieren McCarthy, 04 Jul 2001

Ever-shrinking Merisel flogs Canadian sub

Merisel is to sell its Canadian sub to Synnex, the US distie-cum-computer assembler, for CAN$30m cash.
Drew Cullen, 04 Jul 2001

Siemens Business Services wants to fire 1,600 workers

Siemens Business Services (SBS), the corporate IT reseller arm of engineering giant Siemens AG, wants to fire 1,600 workers in its German heartland.
Drew Cullen, 04 Jul 2001

Microsoft to start selling WinXP Advanced Server now

Microsoft is pushing hard to achieve early adoption of the Advanced Server version of Windows XP. A pre-release version of the product will go on sale imminently, under the tag Advanced Server LE (Limited Edition); buyers will get full support on the product until 90 days after RTM, plus a free upgrade to the shipping version at RTM.
Jon Honeyball, 04 Jul 2001

Dixons posts 5% rise in profits

Dixons today reported a five per cent rise in profits for the year ended April 28, 2001.
Linda Harrison, 04 Jul 2001

Intel to make ‘significant’ roadmap changes next week

Something "of great significance" to PC system builders is going down at Intel - and the company is preparing to tell its customers about it in just under two weeks' time, The Register has learned.
Tony Smith, 04 Jul 2001

T-Online to shut three call centres

T-Online is to close three call centres in Germany prompting fears of job losses at the ISP.
Tim Richardson, 04 Jul 2001

ISP help desk operator culls 120 staff

iDesk plc - which provides call centre services for UK ISPs including LineOne and Virgin - is slashing 120 staff in a bid to reduce losses.
Tim Richardson, 04 Jul 2001

NTT DoCoMo pays $217m to put spam back into the can

Japanese telecoms giant NTT DoCoMo will have to spend a staggering ¥27 billion ($217 million) to placate users of its popular i-Mode mobile phones who are been deluged by junk mail.
John Leyden, 04 Jul 2001

GUS boss bags £1.61m bonus

The chief exec of Great Universal Stores (GUS) earned £1.61 million last year.
Robert Blincoe, 04 Jul 2001

Futurelink Europe up for sale

Futurelink, a US Application Server Provider, is exploring offers for its UK subsidiary. But it has entered some strong caveats - expressions of interest are non-binding, the amount such a sale would raise is unknown etc. etc.
Drew Cullen, 04 Jul 2001

AMD updates roadmap, delays desktop Athlon 4

AMD has updated its processor roadmap, adding new chip lines and delaying the introduction of some existing parts.
Tony Smith, 04 Jul 2001

MSN stunts sex life

UpdateMSN's instant messenger service has gone tits up - again - bringing an abrupt stop to romantic online relationships for the day.
Tim Richardson, 04 Jul 2001

CRN news editor in human torch drama

ICL's summer drinks party for journos nearly came to an an abrupt - and unplanned - end yesterday when a leading IT journalist's shirt was ignited by a candle.
Lester Haines, 04 Jul 2001

Nokia 3330

ReviewNokia announced three new phones at the IT tradeshow CeBit this year, of which the 3330 is the first to hit the streets. Building on the 3310's design, the 3330 adds WAP support, the ability to download games, and a couple of other enhancements.
PC Advisor, 04 Jul 2001

Netcraft posts June 2001 Web survey

The Netcraft Web Server Survey is a survey of Web Server software usage on Internet connected computers. We collect and collate as many hostnames providing an http service as we can find, and systematically poll each one with an HTTP request for the server name.
Our correspondent, 04 Jul 2001

Isle of Man 3G network off and running

Manx Telecom - the Isle of Man's telco - has been lauding its 3G phone service with a demo at its headquarters. Terrific, you say.
Kieren McCarthy, 04 Jul 2001

WinXP RC1 leaks on web as fast MS download

The instant Microsoft releases a new build of the WinXP beta it gets warezed all over the web - this is well-known, and has been well-documented. But RC1 code available to all and sundry on a high-speed Microsoft download partner connection? That's original, isn't it?
John Lettice, 04 Jul 2001

Government, military scramble for encryption technology

The government and military are investing more heavily in encryption technology as a defence against hackers who are beginning to deploy more sophisticated cracking techniques.
John Leyden, 04 Jul 2001

HP prompts staff to take unpaid summer holidays

Hewlett Packard is encouraging its staff in the UK to take more days off this summer.
Linda Harrison, 04 Jul 2001

20,000 World Online punters could be phoneless

Time is running out for 20,000 World Online customers following the ISPs decision to can its discount telephone service in the UK.
Tim Richardson, 04 Jul 2001

Canadian Tire loses fight to call itself ‘crap’

In what must be one of the weirdest ever domain dispute cases, Canadian Tire has lost the battle to extend its trademark to the words "crappy tire".
Kieren McCarthy, 04 Jul 2001

Money tracking by micro chip

Hitachi has developed a silicon chip for security applications so small that it can even be embedded in money.
John Leyden, 04 Jul 2001

Magistr continues three month reign as top virus

The Magistr worm is still the world's most frequently occurring computer virus.
Linda Harrison, 04 Jul 2001

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2018