31st > July > 2001 Archive

Red Hat pitches open source mobile phone OS

Red Hat is to pitch an open source operating system at smartphones manufacturers - but it won't be Linux. In partnership with 3G Lab, it'll tweak the embedded Cygnus OS (eCos) for use in 3G devices under the name eCos/M3.
Andrew Orlowski, 31 Jul 2001

Tiny suffers bitch site

Tiny Computers has managed to bag itself the latest fashion accessory for the 21st Century - a gang of cyber-protestors.
Linda Harrison, 31 Jul 2001

Security fears are barrier for P2P networking take-off

Peer to peer networking is entering the corporate mainstream but users will need convincing that security concerns can be addressed.
John Leyden, 31 Jul 2001

ICL expense fiddler gets 14 months

An ICL programmer has been jailed for 14 months for fiddling his expenses.
Robert Blincoe, 31 Jul 2001

Tualatin cored 1.2GHz PIII gets scoped

HWRoundupIntel has punted out the 0.13 micron PIII processor, based on the Tualatin core, at 1.2GHz. And the hardware sites have had a good look.
Robert Blincoe, 31 Jul 2001

BTopenwoe launches broadband satellite service

BTopenworld has brought forward plans to offer a two-way broadband satellite service providing coverage for more than half the population currently outside the reach of BT's copper-wire DSL service.
Tim Richardson, 31 Jul 2001

NEC to axe 600 Scottish jobs

NEC is to axe 600 jobs at its Scottish chip plant due to the flaccid DRAM market.
Linda Harrison, 31 Jul 2001

Adobe DMCA protests spread to UK

Protests against the arrest of jailed Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov have spread oversees. The US Embassy lobby in London will be the focus of a demonstration this coming Friday August 3.
Andrew Orlowski, 31 Jul 2001

Who's doing what with enhanced Intel PIIIs

The usual suspects have announced they're building notebooks containing Intel's enhanced mobile PIIIs which arrived yesterday.
Robert Blincoe, 31 Jul 2001


PC Advisor, 31 Jul 2001

Maxtor brings out 133MBps hard drive interface

Maxtor has announced the release of the Ultra ATA/133 - the next generation of its hard drive interface.
Robert Blincoe, 31 Jul 2001

UMC to sell off chip kit after Q2 loss

United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) has posted net losses of NT$1.9 billion ($46.1 million) for Q2 and warned of choppier waters ahead.
Linda Harrison, 31 Jul 2001

Freeserve threatens to move operation to Algeria

Freeserve is prepared to move its Internet operation to North Africa unless a tax loophole that saves AOL UK £30 million a year is closed.
Tim Richardson, 31 Jul 2001

Crucial calcs system builder memory needs

Crucial.com, Micron's online retail subsidiary, has launched an online memory calculator for system builders.
Drew Cullen, 31 Jul 2001

Microsoft attaches strings to XP desktop real estate giveaway

Microsoft has backtracked on its concessions to free OEMs of restrictions, reopening one of the sores exposed in the AntiTrust case.
Andrew Orlowski, 31 Jul 2001

RSA takes a long-term risk on safety

UpdatedRSA Security, which is best known for its key-token products, has announced a deal to acquire authorisation vendor, Securant Technologies.
John Leyden, 31 Jul 2001

World's first Bavarian cyber beer garden opens

The Germans have come up with what they claim is the world's first Bavarian cyber beer garden.
Linda Harrison, 31 Jul 2001

Tiny culls US stores

Tiny Computer US closed a large number of showrooms this weekend, effectively reducing the business to a mail order operation.
Andrew Orlowski, 31 Jul 2001

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