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Sun J2SE 'twice as fast,' with added Kerberos

Sun Microsystems Inc has released its latest Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) specification, finally introducing full support for MIT's Kerberos to the Java framework for secure single sign-on to multiple applications and web services, writes Gavin Clarke. Palo Alto, California-based Sun has also introduced architectural …

IBM to push cheaper ‘Linux-only’ zSeries, iSeries

IBM Corp wants to catch the wave of server consolidation for print, file, and Web serving by providing Linux-only configurations for its zSeries mainframes and iSeries midrange servers that carry a lower price tag than plain vanilla zSeries or iSeries machines, Timothy Prickett Morgan writes. IBM will today provide a …
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WD scraps money raising scheme

Western Digital, the hard drive maker, has withdrawn plans to raise more money through the issue of new shares, because it thinks it can get by without it.
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Net patent tax – W3C publishes new advice

Updated The W3C has published a revised Patent Policy document which it hopes will help avert a schism over web standards.
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Gateway wields cost-cutting axe

Gateway, is to implement deep cost cuts in its US heartland, announcing 2,250 job cuts and the closure of 19 retail stores.
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Oyster clams up on job cuts

London new media agency Oyster Partnership has declined refused to comment on allegations that it is to shed around 20 per cent of its workforce.
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Energis shares freefall after revenue warning

Energis continued to slide this morning following yesterday's revenue warning that led to a freefall in its share price.
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Security bug hits 1m Sony Vaios

A hacker's backdoor affects an estimated million Vaio notebook computers, manufacturer Sony warns.
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How many Itaniums can you fit on the head of a pin?

Boffins at Hewlett-Packard are working with academics to develop chips so small they could fit on the head of a pin.
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Pipex invests £2m to get 40,000 DSL users online

British ISP Pipex is to invest £2 million in subsidising the installation of ADSL services.
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Fibernet shares slump amid revenue warning

Shares in high-speed network outfit Fibernet collapsed by more than a third this morning after it reported that first half revenues are expected to be down on last year.
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Get the Teletubbies Windows XPerience

The Windows XP user interface has been described cruelly, and frequently, as the "Teletubbies" UI, but as with much of the rest of WinXP it has a few rough edges which Microsoft will no doubt polish up a tad in some forthcoming service pack. Why wait, though?
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Bosses are biggest help desk bothers, says survey

You get a better class of divot in the helpdesk business, according to an ICM Research survey carried out recently for support specialist outfit Touchpaper. Despite constituting less than 5 per cent of the workforce, board level users apparently chalk up a whole 25 per cent of calls to company help desks concerning mobile applications and devices.
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AOL ICQ in hacker risk alert

A remotely exploitable buffer overflow glitch poses a risk for AOL ICQ users who have failed to apply a security fix, CERT warned yesterday.
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Gun auction site shut down by disk disaster

Updated Online auction site GunBroker.com is recovering after its "worst two days" ever were spent repairing the damage when its EMC disk array, which is supposed to guarantee 100 pe rcent uptime, failed.
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Telstra rigs Oz ZDnet poll

Telstra has admitted rigging a poll in which consumers were asked whether the Australian telco charged too much for Internet access.
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That Linux AMD bug in Technicolor detail

Letters When we first started to learn about SMP systems, our first thought was - gosh, don't they go on about caches a lot?
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Intel's Yamhill – Itanic on ice?

A fine scoop by the San Jose Mercury apparently confirms the existence of Intel's 64bit Plan B, codenamed Yamhill.