20th > November > 2001 Archive
In January, HP launched Superdome, the newest fastest member of the high-end 9000 Unix server family. Unfortunately it ran like a dog (think dachshund)in TPC-C benchmarks, the industry standard measurement of server performance.
Updated again Internet laggards and dropouts have been named and shamed with a league table based on the Web site of firms making up the FTSE Top 100.
Following the regrettable loss of ZKS (ZeroKnowledge Systems) Freedom network, popular Web proxy SafeWeb has now discontinued its free, anonymous surf portal.
Not long ago, commentators were referring to mainframes as dinosaurs, heading for extinction. IBM's mainframe revenues were clearly in decline and high-end Unix servers, including even IBM's own variety, were threatening its existence.
One of the industry security chiefs strutting their stuff in front of a US congressional subcommittee has been Microsoft Chief Security Officer Howard Schmidt, shameless plugging the "good works" his company's execs do in the name of security while determinedly lobbying in favour of its security policies. The House Energy and Commerce Committee's Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection Subcommittee (hereafter "the committee") does not have a great deal of track record in security, but in a post September 11 world it's been taking testimony on the subject, and Schmidt's is particularly instructive.
It's a phone and it's a camera, all in one. It'll cost you €550 (£340)* and you can get one in six months time.
A month ago there was a little exploit, discovered by Online Solutions, which could allow an attacker to obtain or alter IE 5.5 and 6.0 cookie data with a malicious URL. It didn't seem a terribly big deal at the time.
VIA has shipped its P4X266A chipset, a minor upgrade to its controversial P4X266 part for the Pentium 4. And we're sure Intel will be no more happy with this one than the other.
Speculation that Handspring chief and Palm co-founder Jeff Hawkins might be about to do a Steve Jobs and sieze Palm's helm following the departure of Carl Jankowski has rekindled investor interest in the two companies.
The Boots Company - parent of high street retailer Boots The Chemist - is in the middle of a messy custody battle over who owns the domain Boots.com.
DSL could soon become a challenger to cable and satellite in the delivery of residential TV services with advances in networking technology now falling into place.
Britain's broadband ADSL service was plunged into darkness this morning following a catastrophic failure of BT's network.
Broadcom and Intel are at each other's throats again, this time with the former claiming that Intel's processors and other chips use Broadcom intellectual property without permission.
World+dog clearly can't get enough DDR SDRAM, if the example set by Taiwanese memory maker Nanya is anything to go by. The company reckons that its DDR sales next month will have rocketed 220 per cent over October's figure.
Education specialist RM has boosted full year profits by 42 per cent on the back of selling software to train teachers in IT.
HWRoundup 3D Graphic accelerator cards steal the headlines this week, with both Tom's Hardware Guide and Cryoeniac running lengthy reports covering a wide range of cards.
Severn Trent Water has joined the band of businesses subsidising PCs for their staff.
MPEG 4 video playback will be built right into the heart of next-generation Palm PDAs - if the company (or any of its licensees) choose Motorola's upcoming ARM-based DragonBall MX1 processor.
Time is adding a trade-in scheme for its CoverGold warranty option to encourage repeat business from its customers. After three years of ownership, customers are eligible for a discount on their next Time PC purchase and CoverGold package.
KPNQwest is to axe up to 440 staff across Europe as part of costs cutting measures, the company said today.
AOL UK has pulled the plug on Mac OS X support, effectively freezing the development of the Classic version of its online access software - all to focus its efforts on Windows software development.
A major network incident that wiped out much of the UK's ADSL and unmetered dial-up Internet services earlier today has been fixed.
What is 3ware doing with Escalade?