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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.
Drew Cullen, 03 Aug 2001

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.
Drew Cullen, 03 Aug 2001

Elizabeth the Queen Mother is dead

Lester Haines, 03 Aug 2001

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.
Tim Richardson, 03 Aug 2001

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.
Tony Smith, 03 Aug 2001

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.
Tony Smith, 03 Aug 2001

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.
Andrew Orlowski, 03 Aug 2001

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.
John Leyden, 03 Aug 2001

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.
Tim Richardson, 03 Aug 2001

Gateway to outsource manufacturing – and leave Ireland?

Gateway, the hard-pressed PC maker, may stop making PCs - certainly in Europe.
Drew Cullen, 03 Aug 2001

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.
Linda Harrison, 03 Aug 2001

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?
Tony Smith, 03 Aug 2001

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.
John Leyden, 03 Aug 2001

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.
Robert Blincoe, 03 Aug 2001

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.
Team Register, 03 Aug 2001

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.
Drew Cullen, 03 Aug 2001

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.
IT-Analysis, 03 Aug 2001

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.
John Leyden, 03 Aug 2001

‘I say fry him’

IT worker faces jail for installing screensaver at work
Linda Harrison, 03 Aug 2001

Sensitive dotcommers get more birds!

LogoWatch MySQL swims with the dophins
Linda Harrison, 03 Aug 2001

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.
Tony Smith, 03 Aug 2001

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.
John Leyden, 03 Aug 2001

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.
Our correspondent, 03 Aug 2001

Reg reader quits in quest for ‘journalistic truth’

Code Red Tribulation is nigh, Steve Gibson warns
Linda Harrison, 03 Aug 2001

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.
PC Advisor, 03 Aug 2001

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.
Tim Richardson, 03 Aug 2001

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...
Linda Harrison, 03 Aug 2001

WorldCom loses two VPs

Two senior executives have left WorldCom fuelling speculation that the upheaval at the company has yet to be concluded.
Tim Richardson, 03 Aug 2001

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.
John Leyden, 03 Aug 2001

Stripper story leaves techies confused

IBM's pay drove me to start stripping
Linda Harrison, 03 Aug 2001

Readers' Letters ‘Antrocentric’ Haines gets dolphin death threat

LogoWatch MySQL swims with the dolphins
Linda Harrison, 03 Aug 2001

UltraSPARC V wears extreme threads

Sun is looking at multithreading techniques for its next-but-one generation of RISC processor UltraSPARC V, the EE Times reports. Sun already uses the techniques in its MAJC processor.
Andrew Orlowski, 03 Aug 2001

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