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Intel sabotaged Solaris on Itanic – Sun

Sun has renewed its offensive blaming Intel for the abandonment of the Solaris OS for Itanic port. (Note to newer readers: Itanium is Intel's 64 bit chip, which was scheduled to revolutionise enterprise computing by 1998, and is apparently still in development somewhere at Zilla.)
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Jan 2002

BT casts off ‘Internet Villain’ handle

BT is to be stripped of its title as Internet Villain after failing to make the short-list for the UK's "Internet Oscars".
Tim Richardson, 17 Jan 2002

Akamai tightens legal screws on Digital Island

ComputerWire, 17 Jan 2002

Novell flies high with Lufthansa

ComputerWire, 17 Jan 2002

Price boosts strengthens AMD Q4

ComputerWire, 17 Jan 2002

MS' highest priority must be security – Billg

MemoWatchMicrosoft founder Bill Gates has finally noodled out the fact that his precious .NET initiative is never going to fly if the company continues turning out insecure products. Therefore, in a long-winded bull to all Microserfs issued Wednesday, Billg finally admits that the company has wrongly emphasized whistles and bells over security, and decrees that this shall change.
Thomas C Greene, 17 Jan 2002
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The Sun shines out of BEA's hind

"blah blah blah giant hairball blah Microsoft Lookout blah Dell banana blah blah IBM unintegratable...
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Jan 2002

VIA parades go faster Athlon XP chipset

VIA has launched a new integrated chipset for the Athlon XP. It's called the VIA ProSavageDDR KM266 and the numbers at the end indicate that is supplied with 266MHz DDR DRAM i.e. it's got fast memory.
Drew Cullen, 17 Jan 2002

A Silicon Valley funeral for Be Inc

In the movies, it always rains at funerals. In Silicon Valley yesterday, Be Inc held its liquidation auction and although not a drop fell from the heavens, it was fucking cold.
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Jan 2002

Compaq shows signs of recovery

Compaq has announced fourth quarter results that provide evidence of recovery in its business, even though sales are well down on the same period last year.
John Leyden, 17 Jan 2002

Yahoo! president! to! quit!

Yahoo! Inc's president and COO, Jeff Mallett, will step down in April after seven years at the Internet giant.
Tim Richardson, 17 Jan 2002

Xbox-based home gateway a runner, says analyst

The rumoured transformation of the Xbox into a home entertainment hub is real, and will launch this year, according to Prudential Securities analyst Hans Mosesmann. Speaking to EBN, Mosesmann claimed that he'd picked up sufficient information at CES to confirm that the device, the HomeStation, will be given the go-ahead.
John Lettice, 17 Jan 2002

On Wallace, Gromit and charging for content by PC and mobile phone

Yesterday, Aardman, the animation studio responsible for Wallace and Gromit, announced its intention to release 12 new one minute films featuring the plasticine idols on the Web. They will be available free from the Autumn.
Drew Cullen, 17 Jan 2002

Get your future wife stalked for just $78,000

Former federal agents and police officers in the US are prepared to stalk women and tap phones so that wealthy bachelors can get a date.
Tim Richardson, 17 Jan 2002

Viral outbreaks leave vendors in clover

Antivirus firms are enjoying the benefits of heightened security awareness, and viral outbreaks, with extas sales of their security software.
John Leyden, 17 Jan 2002

HP outsources more PC ops

Hewlett-Packard wants to outsource its PC manufacturing facility in France, and it has a buyer already lined up. This is Sanmina-SCI, the contract electronics manufacturer which last week, announced its intention to buy IBM's PC manufacturing business in the US and Europe.
Drew Cullen, 17 Jan 2002

Broadband is ‘private sector’ affair – eminister

It is up to industry - and not Government - to ensure that Europe capitalises on broadband, according to ecommerce minister Douglas Alexander.
Tim Richardson, 17 Jan 2002

MS security memo a mere gesture

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Richard Forno, 17 Jan 2002