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3GIO, ATA, USB 2.0 all present and correct

Intel Developer Forum Today at IDF Intel announced its commitment to various standards and client-side technology initiatives.
John Leyden, 30 Aug 2001
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Intel fleshes out mobile P4 roadmap

Intel Developer Forum Intel will intro mobile versions of its Pentium 4 processor by the first half of next year and ramp up to 2GHz by the end of next year, attendees at IDF were told today.
John Leyden, 30 Aug 2001
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Europe slowdown subdues Morse

Morse, Europe's biggest Sun and HP reseller, claimed a "solid performance in a challenging marketplace" for it's last financial year (ended June 30). But it is downbeat about current trading conditions.
Drew Cullen, 30 Aug 2001
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MS Hailstorm is no threat – Torvalds

LinuxWorld Expo Linus Torvalds capped an hour of debate over the future of Linux by dismissing the threat posed by Microsoft's Hailstorm caper.
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Aug 2001
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Intel delays MP Xeon

Don't expect the Pentium 4-derived Xeon server chips to ship until the fourth quarter, Intel warned yesterday. The chip's launch has been put back three months because it's taking more time to validate than the company originally expected it would.
Tony Smith, 30 Aug 2001
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Hong Kong devours broadband

There's growing evidence that broadband really does bring about lifestyle changes, according to research published by NetValue.
Tim Richardson, 30 Aug 2001
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Jacksonville Bugle trumpets Gelsinger co-efficient

Intel Developer Forum This week Intel finally cracked the Gelsinger co-efficient, but our Pat was nowhere to be seen. Also absent from the biannual forum was the CEO himself. Craig Barrett was presumably riding his Pentium steed somewhere far away on the other side of the Sierra Nevada.
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Aug 2001
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Intel's Server Roadmap

Updated Following Intel's decision to delay the arrival of its multi-way Xeon server chips until Q4, we felt it was time to update what we reckon is the company's release schedule.
Tony Smith, 30 Aug 2001
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AMD set to post Q3 loss

AMD's third quarter isn't looking good and is almost certainly going to take the chip maker into the red.
Tony Smith, 30 Aug 2001

Sun doubts it'll hit Q1 targets

Sun Microsystems has said its orders have fallen short of forecasts and doubts it will hit Q1 sales targets.
Robert Blincoe, 30 Aug 2001
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Corel licenses off Linux distro

Corel handed over its Linux distribution to Xandros, yesterday, as sources close to the deal had forecast.
Tony Smith, 30 Aug 2001
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MS releases IIS ‘lockdown’ utility

Microsoft has released its latest security-oriented utility, this time addressing the many vulnerabilities in Internet Information Server (IIS) with its free 'IIS Lockdown Tool'.
Thomas C Greene, 30 Aug 2001
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Kaspersky locks into virus protection for SMTP gateways

Kaspersky Labs has released a beta of its anti-virus product that will work for SMTP gateways. The software will sit between the Internet and the email server, filtering any emails before they hit your system. This means that it will work independently of whatever server you are running.
Kieren McCarthy, 30 Aug 2001
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breathe lives again

Modern urbanists everywhere are celebrating the latest reincarnation of trendy lifestyle ISP, breathe.com, following today's relaunch of the service.
Tim Richardson, 30 Aug 2001
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Intel's Desktop Roadmap

Updated With the 2GHz Pentium 4 nicely launched, Intel's attention will now turn to its successor, the 0.13 micron die-shrink codenamed Northwood, due to ship in November at 2GHz and 2.2GHz.
Tony Smith, 30 Aug 2001
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Intel's Mobile Roadmap

Updated Intel's attention may be focused on the desktop 2GHz Pentium 4, but it hasn't entirely taken its eye off the mobile sector.
Tony Smith, 30 Aug 2001
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EU weighs into MS dominance again

The European Commission is expanding its antitrust probe into Microsoft and whether its Media Player is illegally tied into Windows.
Robert Blincoe, 30 Aug 2001
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Acer Labs unwraps cheapest Pentium 4 chipset

Acer Labs has finally taken the wraps off its Pentium 4 chipset, the Aladdin P4 and has begun seeding the product to mobo makers.
Tony Smith, 30 Aug 2001
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FCC yanks approval from Palm, Handspring wireless PDAs

The Federal Communications Commission has decided it doesn't like wireless devices from Palm and Handspring after all, and officially withdrawn its approval.
Tony Smith, 30 Aug 2001
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So Farewell then, Calluna

Calluna Technology Ltd, the British niche hard drive developer, is to commit hara kiri, after failing to find a buyer for the company.
Drew Cullen, 30 Aug 2001

Cat eating video causes mayhem

A video showing a man killing, skinning, cooking and eating a cat has turned into a rantathon after being posted on shock site StileProject.com.
Kieren McCarthy, 30 Aug 2001
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Tiscali narrows losses, ups revenues

Job cuts and a major major restructuring initiative has helped European Internet outfit Tiscali to cut Q2 losses before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) by 43 per cent, the company announced today.
Tim Richardson, 30 Aug 2001
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Intel piggy-backs support for 1394 on ATI announcement

ATI today launched its latest All-in-Wonder video card. No big deal, you might think - the company was bound to upgrade the product after launching the latest generation of its Radeon graphics chip t'other week.
Tony Smith, 30 Aug 2001
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Nvidia, AMD sign up to support 3GIO

Nvidia has signed up to support the upcoming 3GIO PC I/O specification, joining its arch-rival ATI as a backer of the Intel-sponsored standard-to-be.
Tony Smith, 30 Aug 2001
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Security Biz: the double edged sword

The security industry is in a state of a flux. While companies like Baltimore and iDefense are suffering self-evident problems, the rest of the market appears to be buoyant.
IT-Analysis, 30 Aug 2001
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Oftel ducks making broadband mandatory

Oftel today confirmed that the universal service obligation (USO) which ensures that basic telephone services are available to all consumers at affordable prices would continue to apply in the UK.
Tim Richardson, 30 Aug 2001
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Amiga flogs Win, Linux Amiga DE player for $20

Amiga is to charge $19.95 for its answer to the Java Virtual Machine, the Amiga DE Player, in a bid to win support for its Amiga DE multimedia application environment [surely 'in a bid to make any revenue, anyhow?' - Ed]
Tony Smith, 30 Aug 2001
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Nvidia re-announces hidden mobile power tech

ATI has Nvidia seriously rattled, it seems. Days after ATI launched its PowerPlay technology, as featured in its Mobility Radeon 7500 part, along comes Nvidia to announce a power-saving technology of its own - that it's already shipping.
Tony Smith, 30 Aug 2001
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France Telecom forced to release Orange results early

France Telecom has been forced to release the bare details of its half-year results after a leak told of the group's earnings. The biggest surprise came with a 102 per cent jump in earnings before interest, tax etc for subsidiary Orange to just over £1 billion.
Kieren McCarthy, 30 Aug 2001
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UK Sklyarov protestors picket US embassy

UK protestors picketed the US embassy today, voicing their support for Dmitry Sklyarov, the Russian programmer, who's been indicted by federal grand jury in San Jose, California, on five counts of copyright violation under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Robert Blincoe, 30 Aug 2001
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‘Microsoft’ sending out dangerous new Internet worm

It has just come in that a new Internet worm called Win32.Invalid.A@mm is being sent out in an email purporting to be from Microsoft Technical Support.
Kieren McCarthy, 30 Aug 2001
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GameOverUK.com goes into liquidation

In a lovely piece of irony, the company GameOverUK.com has gone into liquidation this afternoon.
Kieren McCarthy, 30 Aug 2001
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South Korea posts sex offenders list on Net

The decision by the South Korean government to post the names of sex offenders on an official Web site has proved popular with Internet users.
Kieren McCarthy, 30 Aug 2001