7th > November > 2001 Archive
Analysis We're not sure if Carly Fiorina is familiar with the great Ealing comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets, but right now there probably isn't a better motivational video for those members of HP's corporate team who are determined to see the unpopular merger with Compaq through to completion.
Updated We almost forgot to mention this, but Linux recently became the first desktop OS to support enormously large file sizes. How large?
So many vulnerabilities affecting the lpd (line printer daemon) have come to light in recent months that CERT/CC has issued a compendium advisory urging all users and admins to review their system configurations and patch status.
Affinity Internet remains upbeat about the future, posting increased revenues and widening losses for the nine months to September.
ICANN has ditched plans to discuss several controversial issues surrounding the Internet at its next conference, and is devoting the agenda to security matters.
Irish Net users are hoping for nationwide support next week when it protests against the lack of unmetered dial-up and broadband Net access and the impact it's having on the economy.
You may have heard of it, the Pogo - it's a mobile phone with email, messaging, content, diary, music and Internet browsing capabilities and it works over your bog-standard GSM network. Its catchline: "Why wait for 3G?"
Reg Review A couple of weeks or so ago, the BBC Web site ran an ebullient little piece on Pogo, an upcoming mobile Internet device. We received several emails asking what we knew about the machine. Apart from a series of glowing 'is this the next big thing?' articles in the mainstream media, each of them extending the device's launch date by a few months or more, we'd heard little about Pogo and the same-name company behind it.
An online porno publisher has to refund more than $30 million to punters fleeced after making site visits for free sex pics.
HWRoundup ATI's All-in-Wonder 8500DV graphics card is delayed due to complications surrounding its earlier Radeon 8500 product, which provides the core for the new card. ATI is now promising pre-Christmas delivery. Anandtech met ATI to find out what's going on with the product which welds TV tuning, video capture, Firewire support and more.
BT's commitment to broadband has been questioned following the reports about its plans to upgrade ISDN customers to its DSL family of products.
The winged watchdog Oftel has put out a press release this morning lambasting UK mobile operators for charging more than double other European operators in roaming charges.
This is getting serious: a leading member of the Packard family is "likely" to vote against the proposed Hewlett-Packard takeover of Compaq, adding another 1.3 per cent to the "No" camp.
NTL claims it has 79,000 broadband cable users and anticipates that it will exceed its target of 100,000 subscribers by the end of the year.
The Home Office is to perform an about-face on what the authorities are entitled to do with electronic communications data captured through the RIP Act.
IBM is beefing up its Deskstar and Travelstar hard drive ranges, as well as bringing in enhanced availability models.
UK-based users suffering problems with IBM's 75GXP range of hard drives can join in on the class action suit against the company.
MicronPC, a US system builder, has built the first PC line using Nvidia's nForce integrated chipset.
Proposed settlement terms for the largest anti-trust defendant since Ma Bell have been tightened up a bit since a draft came out last week, but important exceptions remain.
October was a bad month for proponents of full disclosure. First, Microsoft's Scott Culp argued in an essay that security researchers shouldn't reveal the nature of security holes in software. Then Culp may have found an unexpected ally in his war against full disclosure: Linux's second-in-command, Alan Cox. Cox's decision to …