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.
Dimension Data, Europe's biggest networking equipment reseller, has been kicked out of the FTSE 100 index of the UK's biggest firm.
Tiscali UK could be about to become Britain's largest ISP if reports about its imminent acquisition of Tiny Online prove accurate.
Be has found a buyer for its operating system and the development team behind, sources close to the company have toldThe Register.
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 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.
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.
Butler-serving search engine outfit, Ask Jeeves, has warned that it might not make a profit by the end of the year.
Gateway, the hard-pressed PC maker, may stop making PCs - certainly in Europe.
Memory prices continued to drop last month, a trend that looks set to drive up sales of 256Mb DRAM.
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?
updatedRegister readers have come up trumps again by pointing out the various omissions in our list of 20 films featuring hackers or hacking.
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.
A Mississippi man is to amputate his legs using a home-made guillotine and broadcast the whole grisly operation live online.
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.
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.
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.
IT worker faces jail for installing screensaver at work
LogoWatch MySQL swims with the dophins
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.
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.
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.
Code Red Tribulation is nigh, Steve Gibson warns
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 has acquired Tiny Online Ltd - the ISP of Tiny Computers - for E13 million (£8 million) in cash, the Italian giant confirmed this afternoon.
Ever wondered why so many Register readers wear glasses? Reader "Marvin tph" enlightens us...
Two senior executives have left WorldCom fuelling speculation that the upheaval at the company has yet to be concluded.
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.
IBM's pay drove me to start stripping
LogoWatch MySQL swims with the dolphins
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.