18th > January > 2002 Archive

Microsoft profits down

ComputerWire, 18 Jan 2002

IBM profit steady amid revenue decline

ComputerWire, 18 Jan 2002
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Proxim and Western create ‘wireless powerhouse’

ComputerWire, 18 Jan 2002

2001 ‘bloodbath’ for PC vendors

2001 was a "bloodbath" for vendors after the number of PCs shipped last year dipped for the first time since 1985, according to the latest figures from Dataquest.
Tim Richardson, 18 Jan 2002

Linux Quake3 rocks Win-XP Quake3 on new P4

The new Northwood 2.2gHz 0.13-micron P4, as I mentioned earlier, seems made for Windows-XP. It's got special chipset drivers; it's got an 'application accelerator'; it's got Rambus working overtime.
Thomas C Greene, 18 Jan 2002

Philips moves to put ‘poison’ label on protected audio CDs

Netherlands giant Philips Electronics has lobbed a grenade into the audio copy protection arena by insisting that that CDs including anti-copying technology should bear what is effectively a plague warning. They should in Philips' view clearly inform users that they are copy-protected, and they shouldn't use the "Compact Disc" logo because they are not, in Philips' considered view, proper compact discs at all.
John Lettice, 18 Jan 2002

Oftel gets new second in command

Anne Lambert is stepping down as director of operations after three years at telecoms regulator Oftel.
Tim Richardson, 18 Jan 2002

Nortel in black pit of despair

Losses keep pilling up at Nortel Networks as the firm announced a Q4 deficit of $1.83 billion, bringing net losses for the year to $ 27.30 billion.
John Leyden, 18 Jan 2002

Compaq revitalises depressed disclaimer market

Those readers who remember the result of our astounding 2001 email disclaimer contest, will doubtless enjoy the following effort from Compaq, courtesy of our man in the land of coffee and maracas.
Lester Haines, 18 Jan 2002

Distributed computing case ends with probation

A sys admin who installed distributed computing software on computers at an American college has been sentenced to probation.
John Leyden, 18 Jan 2002

Oftel cuts LLU charges

Oftel has ordered BT to cut some its charges linked with local loop unbundling, claiming they are too high.
Tim Richardson, 18 Jan 2002

bin Laden hackmeister ‘flees’ Germany

UpdatedGerman glam-hax0r Kim Schmitz (aka Kimble), the founder of a group which made unsubstantiated claims to have hacked a Sudanese bank with /bin/laden accounts, has fled the country in fear of his life.
John Leyden, 18 Jan 2002

Dell takes 27pc of US PC market

More than one in four PCs sold in the US in the last three months had a Dell badge, according to analyst estimates cited by Dell today in an upbeat trading statement.
Drew Cullen, 18 Jan 2002

Canon UK to shed 500 jobs

Canon is to axe 500 jobs in the UK despite having reported record global sales over the last 12 months.
Tim Richardson, 18 Jan 2002

Sun's sales slip, forecasts summer recovery

Sun Microsystems has posted a second quarter net loss of $431 million as its sales fell by more than a third.
John Leyden, 18 Jan 2002

Avoid the Christmas rush with El Reg January sale

We've mucked out the Augean stables of the Register merchandising-warehouse, courtesy of our January clearance sale. Nearly. Only 90 sacks to get out the door - everything must go!
Team Register, 18 Jan 2002

Next-gen ISP peering network launches

PacketExchange, a provider of peering services to carriers and ISPs, has launched a network which enables service providers in different locations to peer directly with one another.
John Leyden, 18 Jan 2002