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The Google Underpants Winners are…

Last week we invited you to submit the best Usenet posting you'd never seen.
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Dec 2001
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Motorola to axe more fabs

"Asset light" Motorola will close more chip fabs and lose another 9,400 staff to save a $1 billion a year.
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Dec 2001
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Intel poised to roll out 54MBps WLANs in Europe

Intel is set to roll out high speed wireless LAN kit based on the 802.11a standard in Europe from the start of next year. Which is a pretty good trick, given that 802.11a is currently illegal this side of the pond.
John Lettice, 19 Dec 2001
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Court halts Adobe InDesign shipments in copyright case

A judge has stopped Adobe shipping its Quark-killer desktop publishing package InDesign. The litigious software giant, which recently used copyright provisions in the DMCA to send Russian programmer Dmitiy Sklyarov to the clink, has itself been accused of breaching copyrights held by Trio Systems, a tiny software company based in Pasadena, CA.
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Dec 2001
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Losses narrow at 3Com

3Com has reported narrowed losses with the announcement of its Q2 results, which show its restructuring plan is on track.
John Leyden, 19 Dec 2001
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UK Govt plans to tackle regional digital divide

The UK Government is putting its faith in its UK Online Centres in a bid to ease the growing digital divide between different regions of the UK.
Tim Richardson, 19 Dec 2001
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Ireland launches 3G ‘beauty contest’

Ireland has fixed the price firms will have to pay for a 3G licence in the country.
John Leyden, 19 Dec 2001
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Tax AOL now, says Freeserve

A tax loophole that exempts AOL from paying VAT in the UK could about to be closed.
Tim Richardson, 19 Dec 2001
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Huge WinXP sales don't save planet after all

As The Register, tediously, has been telling you for some months now, it's important for Microsoft to be able to claim that XP is the biggest-selling software product of all time, selling X times as fast as the previous (Microsoft) biggest selling software product of all time, cure for cancer, world famine, saviour of the economy... But actually, the only important thing is that Microsoft has some kind of excuse to say this kind of stuff - it really doesn't have to be true in the long term.
John Lettice, 19 Dec 2001
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HP joins Liberty Alliance

Seven companies are to join the MS Passport-rival Liberty Alliance today, amongst them Hewlett Packard. That's a hugely significant addition because when Sun put the coalition together, its chief server rivals IBM and HP were missing. So it'll be hard to sustain the 'friends of Sun' jibe at the Liberty Alliance now.
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Dec 2001
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Symbian moves US office to /dev/null

Updated Symbian has closed its US office in Redwood City, CA and all but three of the staff have been made redundant. The cuts took place last month, when we were out of town.
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Dec 2001
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Europe's server sales slump again in Q3

Server sales in Western Europe fell for the third consecutive quarter in Q3, says Gartner Dataquest. Overall shipments fell 7 per cent to 248,000 compared to the same quarter last year, while revenues slumped 21 per cent to $3.26 billion.
John Lettice, 19 Dec 2001
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Linux takes obscurity route to datacentre

Yes, OK. We know you're busy people. But our passion for bringing obscure Linux file system announcements to your attention remains undiminished. Especially when they're important, and this one is certainly worth keeping tabs on.
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Dec 2001