Consumers (lack of) blamed for Western Europe PC sales slump
Western Europe witnessed the first year-on-year decline in PC sales ever in Q2 this year. And sales for all of EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa) were flatter than a flat pancake.
FTSE100 deletes DiData
Dimension Data, Europe's biggest networking equipment reseller, has been kicked out of the FTSE 100 index of the UK's biggest firm.
Tiscali to buy Tiny Online
Tiscali UK could be about to become Britain's largest ISP if reports about its imminent acquisition of Tiny Online prove accurate.
Be takeover imminent
Be has found a buyer for its operating system and the development team behind, sources close to the company have toldThe Register.
Apple defeats patent infringement claims – again
The US Court of Appeal has thrown out claims that Apple's ColorSync device-indpendent colour management system illegally uses technology owned by another company.
Dell ends great Linux desktop adventure
Dell US has confirmed that it's to cease bundling Linux on its desktop PCs and notebooks, nine months after Michael Dell announced the initiative with great fanfare.
Profits go west as Trend Micro expands from the east
Trend Micro, the world's fourth largest provider of anti-virus software, has cut its sales forecast as it reported results that showed it making a loss after taking a number of one-off charges into account.
Ask Jeeves revenue and loss narrows
Butler-serving search engine outfit, Ask Jeeves, has warned that it might not make a profit by the end of the year.
Gateway to outsource manufacturing – and leave Ireland?
Gateway, the hard-pressed PC maker, may stop making PCs - certainly in Europe.
Memory madness to drive up 256Mb DRAM sales
Memory prices continued to drop last month, a trend that looks set to drive up sales of 256Mb DRAM.
VIA ready to sample second Pentium 4 chipset
VIA will soon begin sampling the successor to its first Pentium 4 chipset. The question is, will it have the same trouble being accepted by the major mobo makers?
Haxploitation: the complete Reg guide to hackers in film
updatedRegister readers have come up trumps again by pointing out the various omissions in our list of 20 films featuring hackers or hacking.
Torridon calls in liquidators
Torridon plc, the technology business formerly known as Memory Corp, has been put into liquidation. Backers of the business wouldn't put more funds into the operation, and the company's directors have failed to come up with any fresh investment.
US man to amputate legs online
A Mississippi man is to amputate his legs using a home-made guillotine and broadcast the whole grisly operation live online.
TechExtreme has new owner
A couple of weeks ago, my inbox received a blizzard of emails, courtesy of the Sircam virus. Not so far behind was a stream of exhortations to read/link to stuff on Tech Extreme, an hyperactive hardware site which today celebrates its second birthday. Today it also becomes part of the Newsfactor network, a news aggregator-cum-producer of its own original IT-related content.
NetWare 6 Beta rolls out
The much-anticipated release of NetWare 6.0 is almost upon us. On Wednesday, the firm started rolling out a number of beta programmes - but they came with a twist.
Sex starved virus writers go for revenge
A well-known figure in the antivirus community has become the target of abuse by virus writers after saying they only wrote malicious code because they were spotty teenage nerds that couldn't pull.
Intel pushes for concerted i845 mobo launch
Intel has been trying to persuade Taiwanese mobo makers to wait until 10 September to ship boards based on its i845 chipset, having all launched their products on 26 August.
South Africa plans hardline Internet snooping legislation
Protest is growing in South Africa about the country's plan to introduce legislation that closely parallels the UK's Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.
Netcraft's July 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.
Kyocera Mita FS-1000+
ReviewThe Kyocera Mita is not a familiar name, but the printer manufacturer has been around for some time. Its experience shines through in the FS-1000+ to win our Recommended award. While this printer isn't the cheapest in the chart, its performance is comparable to that of a more expensive model. It only offers a parallel connection, which is ideal for those with older PCs but lacks the simplicity of USB - though the setup guide makes installation a breeze.
Tiscali confirms Tiny Online buy-out
Tiscali has acquired Tiny Online Ltd - the ISP of Tiny Computers - for E13 million (£8 million) in cash, the Italian giant confirmed this afternoon.
FOTW 'The design sucks, you suck, the whole frikin' site sucks'
Ever wondered why so many Register readers wear glasses? Reader "Marvin tph" enlightens us...
WorldCom loses two VPs
Two senior executives have left WorldCom fuelling speculation that the upheaval at the company has yet to be concluded.
IE 6 to launch on 15 August
Internet Explorer 6 is due to go gold next week and will be released on August 15 as a standalone program, according to software development sites.
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