29th > October > 2001 Archive

Sun revamps workgroup servers

Updated Sun completed its server lineup with new UltraSPARC III-based workgroup servers today.
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Intel cuts P4, PIII prices by up to 29%

Intel cut the prices of selected Pentium 4 and Pentium III desktop processors, and some Xeon and PIII-S server chips yesterday, as we reported some time ago.
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Intel Processor Products, Prices

Following the handful of price cuts Intel made on 28 October, here's how Intel's processor product line currently stands. We've broken them down by market and by processor type, and included up-to-date official prices, which are based on bulk orders of 1000 chips.
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MS pirate gets two years jail and $500K fine

Paul Stamatis, a trafficker in counterfeit Microsoft software over the Internet, was sentenced Thursday to two years in jail, and was ordered to pay $500,000 in restitution to Microsoft.
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Salmon Days: Speeds and Feeds

As of 10am this morning, 28,296 people have seen the trailer for Salmon Days, our BOFH-inspired live-action comedy epic, which went live last Thursday.
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Euro PDA sales fell 34.5% in Q3

PDA makers are having a tough time selling product in Europe. According to the latest figures from market watcher Gartner Dataquest, PDA sales were down 34.5 per cent during the third quarter of the year, compared to Q3 2000.
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Intel gears up to phase in DDR 845D chipset next month

Intel is set to ship its DDR-based 845D chipset in volume next month and not Q1 2002 as originally planned, according to sources close to Taiwan's major mobo makers cited by DigiTimes.
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Stop ‘whingeing’ about broadband – BTopenworld chief

TMA The head of BT's Internet business called on the industry to stop "whingeing" about the lack of supply of broadband and to get on with the business of making broadband Britain a reality.
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Virgin Mobile adds to anthrax scares

Virgin Mobile has caused hundreds of customers to leap out their chairs in the last few days as a company notice sent to their homes in an envelope has been opened to reveal a strange white powder.
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Cable & Wireless close to buying Colt Telecom

Cable & Wireless is very close to buying Colt Telecom if a report in Belgian newspaper Financieel-Economische Tijd is to be believed.
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Ex- ICANN CEO outrages with 11 September outburst

The former president and CEO of Internet overseeing body ICANN, Mike Roberts, has angered members of Internet community including an ICANN director, a well-respected computer scientist and various lobby groups with a political diatribe on the 11 September terrorist attacks, posted on a newsgroup for the At-Large Study group.
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Spread the broadband gospel

TMA Britain needs "broadband evangelists" to spread the gospel according to hi-speed Internet access.
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BTopenworld's broadband satellite service kicks off next month

TMA BTopenworld will make its two-way broadband satellite service available nationwide from next April, said chief exec Andy Green.
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ATI unveils underclocked Radeon 8500

ATI has launched a cut-down, OEM-oriented version of its second-generation Radeon graphics chip, the 8500.
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Western Digital inches along

Hard drive maker Western Digital posted a turnover of $440.9 million, with a loss from continuing operations of $4.1 million for its first quarter ended September 28.
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Fire alarm disrupts TMA 2001

TMA Hundreds of people poured out onto the streets of Brighton this afternoon following a fire alarm at the Metropole Hotel.
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Dell punts out pre-built $599 WinXP PC

Dell has entered the low cost pre-built PC market - a break from the build-to-order model it's built its market dominance on.

100Mbps – long range wireless through wind, rain, snow

TMA Technical innovations in free space optics can allow organisations to reliably set up laser communications links that reach up to 5km.

Ethernet bites back in bid to halve BT leased line prices

TMA Telecoms outfit neosnetworks hopes to cut BT's leased-line prices in half with faster services built on what is believed to be the first deployment of a long-haul Ethernet network in the UK.
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Vodafone take Notes on mobile services

TMA Vodafone has launched a service that will allow Lotus Notes users to pick up email on their mobiles.
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Samsung goes mad on memory chips

Samsung has set itself the target of becoming the world's second biggest semiconductor maker in the global market by 2005, up from its current position of fourth.
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Win-XP vs Red Hat 7.2

I've had no end of fun this weekend installing and uninstalling and reinstalling and reuninstalling Windows-XP Home Edition and Red Hat 7.2 Personal Edition, both of which launched last week. I won't get into the Pro editions because most buyers in that market know what they want.
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Integrity disappears as Microsoft closes SF showcase

Bay Area kitsch-collectors were scrambling to their VW Beetles this week, as word spread that Microsoft's showcase store in San Francisco's Sony Metreon complex is to close.