21st > November > 2001 Archive
Red Hat trumps MS poor kids offer
Microsoft is squaring a clutch of private antitrust suits accusing the company of price gouging by donating more than $1 billion in cash, hardware, training and software to 12,500 schools in poor areas in America.
DiData is rich
It's been a busy year for Dimension Data, Europe's biggest networking equipment reseller, and the company has not come out unscathed from recessionary pressures afflicting the industry.
Nvidia suspends alleged insider traders
The Nvidia staffers accused of insider trading have been suspended by the company pending the legal action being brought against them by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Hynix plans sixfold increase in equipment budget
Ailing chip maker Hynix has said it will spend more money on new plant next year - despite the fact that many of its rivals are cutting their 2002 equipment budgets.
MS victim of humorous DNS non-hack
It appears that someone has again associated at least fifty (probably more) domain names with microsoft.com, and given them humorous titles tending to disparage the mighty Redmond Leviathan.
Nintendo profit up 14.4%
Nintendo today said it is increasing the number of GameCube consoles it hopes to ship after reporting first-half year-on-year profit growth of 14 per cent.
On-line porn purveyor Playboy.com has been penetrated by hackers who stole customer records including credit card details, the company says.
Hynix creditors consider killing company off
Hynix may be shut down or sold to a foreign competitor if it proves unviable, the head of creditors' committee managing the ailing memory maker's recovery has said.
PNG programmers poo-poo Apple patent
The PNG development community should not fear Apple's recently revealed alpha blending patent, a leading member of that band of coders has said.
The Tesco ruling – what does it mean for grey MS software?
Levi Strauss' victory over Tesco in the European Union's highest court yesterday prevents the supermarket selling cheap jeans imported from outside the European Union. The decision sends a strong signal that will see grey importing in the IT industry greatly curtailed within the EU.
UK Govt silent on portal plans
Last week Silicon Valley-based Loudcloud won the contract to host the UK Government's ukonline.gov.uk Web site.
Tiny does cellphones
As expected, Tiny is to add pre-pay mobile phones and their accessories to its existing catalogue of computers and peripherals.
C2000 splashes indie retailer buying pool
Computer 2000's Retail Division has launched a group buying scheme for independent UK retailers. Sixty indies have already signed up for the Alliance Programme, under which they qualify for higher volume discounts when placing their orders.
China closes 17,488 Net cafes
The Chinese Government has shut down 17,488 Internet cafes. The official reason for the closures is their failure to block sites considered subversive or pornographic.
ISPs queue up for DIY ADSL
Up to 50 Internet service providers could be test-driving DIY ADSL installation with the launch next month of BT trials.
Linux … everywhere?
"Linux is everywhere" according to a Dell slogan. But if that's the case how come its so difficult to buy a Linux system from them? Based on my recent online shopping trip it is a wonder that they have sold any Linux systems at all.
The 64-bit Intel question
Intel has made strong inroads into the server market with its new 32-bit Xeon chip, but will have to work hard to be successful in the high-end.