2nd > January > 2002 Archive

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MS struggles to discredit Linux

Updated What's cheaper than an OS you can buy outright once and install on every PC in your shop -- and upgrade cost-free for eternity to boot? Why, a slew of cheesy licenses for Microsoft Windows, 'Doze Division VP Brian Valentine claims in his latest cheerleading effort for his sales associates.
Thomas C Greene, 02 Jan 2002
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VIA pleased with sales performance

VIA Technologies is very pleased with its 2001 sales figures, up 10.41 per cent on the previous year. This shows the company performing strongly "despite tough market conditions".
Drew Cullen, 02 Jan 2002
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Email worm eats security software

Computer users returning after the New Year break are in danger from the latest mass mailing email worms.
John Leyden, 02 Jan 2002
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Asustek plans 20% hike in mobo production

Taiwanese motherboard giant Asustek is to increase production by at least 20 per cent this year, according to a Taipei report by Bloomberg. The projected hike comes on the back of increased orders from customers including HP and Sony.
John Lettice, 02 Jan 2002
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eMachines has new owner

eMachines has, officially, a new owner. This is Lap Shun "John" Hui, a founder and director of eMachines, and sole owner of EM Holdings which has bought the budget PC maker for $161m.
Drew Cullen, 02 Jan 2002
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Brits flock to1901 census site

The Public Record Office's (PRO) new Web site containing details of the 1901 census has been swamped with people keen to discover more about their past.
Tim Richardson, 02 Jan 2002
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Domain registration in decline

The number of registered domain names on the internet has declined for only the second time in five years, according to Netcraft's December Web site survey.
John Leyden, 02 Jan 2002
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Chip sales climb (ever so slightly)

Semiconductor sales worldwide climbed to $10.6bn in November. So it wasn't a huge increase - up 1.6 per cent on October - but sales did climb for the second month in a row.
Drew Cullen, 02 Jan 2002
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UK corporate Web sites ‘woefully inadequate’

The Web sites of Britain's biggest companies are "woefully inadequate" according to a report published earlier this week.
Tim Richardson, 02 Jan 2002
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Friends Reunited – interfere with nature at your peril

The capacity to forget is one of the great qualities of the human brain.
Drew Cullen, 02 Jan 2002
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Harry Potter spells ecommerce success for AOL

Fashion, Barbie dolls, Harry Potter merchandise and electronic gadgets helped boost online sales at AOL by more than 70 per cent, the company announced today.
Tim Richardson, 02 Jan 2002