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Sun assumes full control of iPlanet

Sun is stepping in to acquire iPlanet, saving some of the jobs which were slated to be lost at the AOL-owned outfit earlier this week. iPlanet has been Sun's application server in all bar the formalities: it devised and owns the brand.
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XP prices leak, released, as Bill and Jim polish choppers

The distribution channels have clearly been primed with Windows XP dates and prices for weeks, but on strict orders from Microsoft they've had to pretend they know nothing until Bill & Co have done the grand unveiling. They've also clearly had their web sites ready to roll for weeks, even months, because the darn details keep 'escaping.'
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SourceForge is the new ERP – VA Linux

Barely six weeks ago VA Linux Systems was an open source hardware vendor. Now, the company is undertaking a Napoleonic retreat from the hardware business and it's doing the unthinkable: adding proprietary subscription software to its open source software flagship, SourceForge.
DVD it in many colours

Oi! Get out of my Data Centre

As Microsoft prepares to launch the next iteration of its Windows platform, Windows XP, the company will take little relief from the news that CIOs still do not rate the company's products as "enterprise class".
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Cisco splits into 11 technology groups

Cisco Systems has radically restructured its business moving from three lines of business to 11 technology groups. The reorganisation sees the departure of the head of its service provider line of business, Kevin Kennedy.
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HP Secure Platform Architecture to fix McKinley flaws

Hewlett-Packard chiefs may not have bet the entire company's future on the success of Intel's 64-bit Itanium processor, but the business stands to lose out big-time if the chip fails to set the market alight.
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Intel details 16-way DDR-based i870 chipset

Intel took the wraps off its i870 chipset this week, the part that will allow server makers to build 16-way systems based on its Xeon and Itanium processors.
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Telcos welcome Oftel's heavy hand

There's been a mixed response to Oftel's intervention in the row over local loop compensation payments and service level agreements.
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Maxtor keeps USB 2.0 faith with 40GB drive

Maxtor has kept the faith with USB 2.0 and started shipping the first 40GB external drive using the connectivity technology.
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AMD to announce 300mm wafer fab partner by year's end

AMD expects to reveal who it will build its first 300mm wafer fab with - and when - by the end of the year, the head of the company's Computing Product Group, Dirk Meyer, has said.
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Novell results are outstandingly mediocre

Novell has posted third quarter results which the current industry buzz about Web services software has yet to translate into a boost in sales for the networking software and services firm.
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Ipswich football fans give Reg a good kicking

Chelsea heads the Premiership Net tables
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Search for Reg corporate anthem continues

Competition We've decided to extend the deadline for our Register corporate anthem competition by one week.
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Online ad spend on the up

There was good news today for the embattled dotcom sector after analysts predicted that online advertising would continue to rise this year.
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110GB notebook hard drives are coming

Fujitsu Labs has said it can jack up hard disk drive recording density to 100Gb per square inch.
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Reader pushed ‘to the verge of homicidal rage’ by Hotmail article

Hacking Hotmail made easy
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Cliterati.co.uk reaches climax

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PC charity reveals how to get MS OSes for free

PCs for Kids demands free MS OSes
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Apple preps $400, $500 PowerBook price cuts

Expect Apple to cut its Titanium PowerBook G4 prices by up to 15 per cent - possibly in preparation for new, updated versions of the popular notebook.
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Revealed: Why octogenarians love Mozilla

Readers Letters PCs for kids demands free MS OSes
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Hacker hoaxer splats paintball firm

A false financial statement issued by a hacker who broke into the corporate systems of a paintball firm resulted in the suspension of its shares for two hours last night.
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Fujitsu invents world's most capacious 2.5in hard drive

Fujitsu claims it has achieved the "highest recording density in the world" for a hard disk mechanism through a new magnetic recording system.
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Motorola names PowerPC G5 the 8500

The next generation of Motorola's PowerPC processor, codenamed G5, will be officially known as the 8500 and not the 7500, as originally planned.
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FOTW Ipswich football fan turns nasty

Chelsea heads the Premiership Net tables
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DRAM price meltdown

North America continued to be hit hardest by falling contract prices for DRAM memory in July.
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ActiveX Trojan dubbed offensive

Security experts have issued a low-key alert about a Trojan horse which exploits Microsoft's ActiveX applet programming language.
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Sony Vaio PCG-SR31K and PCG-C1VFK

Review Sony has updated its notebook range yet again, with the release of two new machines: the PCG-SR31K and PCG-C1VFK. Both models incorporate two new features: integrated Bluetooth for wireless communication and a Memory Stick slot.
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Intel to cut up to 55% off Pentium 4 prices Sunday

Intel will cut its Pentium 4 prices by up to 55 per cent on Sunday, just ahead of the launch of 1.9GHz and 2GHz versions of the same processor.
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NEC sells laser printer biz

Fuji Xerox is to buy NEC's laser printer business at the end of September.
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Dial MSN for murder

Microsoft has signed an alliance with mobile operators that will allow users to receive their Hotmail messages via SMS messages on mobile phones.
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When did Linux users go number-plate crazy?

Reg reg coverage Welcome back to the Reg's vehicle registration coverage. It's been another exciting day in the world of LINUX number plate auctions.
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Dead people rise in support of Microsoft

Dead people are flocking to Microsoft's Freedom to Innovate banner, and bombarding States attorneys general with letters demanding they lay off the much misunderstood Beast, according to a story in today's Seattle Times. Well, not exactly, but theTimes details how Utah's attorney general got suspicious when two of the people who wrote him turned out to be dead, and many of the letters he was getting seemed to have various phrases in common.

Flirting tops recession-beating US wireless agenda

What brings two hundred developers to the hairdryer-parched salt flats of northern Santa Clara?
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Celebrate Ten Years of Linux!

As you can't have failed to notice with so many patronising, space-filling special "features" recently, it's ten years since Linus Torvalds alerted the world to a modest Unix-clone he'd lashed together.