28th > January > 2002 Archive

AMD touts faster mobile Athlon 4

AMD today releases the Mobile AMD Athlon 4 1500+, its fastest notebook chip to date. Buy a thousand of them and you'll be quoted a unit list price of $525 (but as always with AMD suggested prices, there's some room to gouge some discount).
Drew Cullen, 28 Jan 2002

Intel tweaks CPU prices

Intel's new price list came into effect yesterday - there are cuts on middle-rank desktop P4s and Celerons, and Xeon and Pentium III-S server chips.
Drew Cullen, 28 Jan 2002

Oftel gets picky on Net access

Oftel wants to standardise payment arrangements for unmetered services.
Tim Richardson, 28 Jan 2002

Compaq rolls out first ‘blade’ servers

ComputerWire, 28 Jan 2002

PlusNet sheds workers

PlusNet has axed a fifth of its workforce - around 20 people - in a restructuring exercise.
Tim Richardson, 28 Jan 2002

UK ISPs wanted for ‘serious investment’

GreatXscape, the ISP with close ties to telco Eurocall, is looking to invest in UK ISPs.
Tim Richardson, 28 Jan 2002

Morpheus application is ‘safe’

Morpheus, the music and file-sharing application, is free of malicious code - although individual downloaded files carried by the service may be contaminated.
John Leyden, 28 Jan 2002

Palm launches the i705

Palm today launched its latest handheld organiser, i705, which can securely send and receive wireless e-mail, and browse the Internet, Paula Mythen writes.
ElectricNews.net, 28 Jan 2002

Crippled Athlon XP-2000 beats Northwood P4

I'd love to tell you how the Athlon-XP performs at its proper 1675MHz clock speed, but the new Gigabyte 7VTXE mobo we were sent was so severely hobbled that 1265 was all I could test Linux and Windows on reliably. (AMD declined our request to send a reference mobo of their choosing.)
Thomas C Greene, 28 Jan 2002

It's My Party and I'll infect you if I want to

UpdatedDoing the rounds is a mass-mailing virus which promises photos from a party but delivers only embarrassment for Windows users.
John Leyden, 28 Jan 2002

SEC probes RSA Security accounting practice

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched on investigation into accountancy practices at RSA Security.
John Leyden, 28 Jan 2002

Gateway, Compaq ditch UK ISPs

The number of ISPs in the UK continues to shrink following further consolidation in the Internet access sector.
Tim Richardson, 28 Jan 2002

Future trends in security – 3i survey

When investment house 3i casts its eye over the future development of Internet security the market takes note.
John Leyden, 28 Jan 2002

Apple eyes workstation biz with G4 revamp

As predicted by MacUser, Apple revved its professional G4 series of desktops today.
Andrew Orlowski, 28 Jan 2002

XP successor Longhorn goes SQL, P2P – Microsoft leaks

ExclusiveSources close to Microsoft confirm that The Beast is set to include a new relational file store at the core of its next version of Windows. Some roadmap slippage has apparently occurred, too, as the database core will be introduced into Longhorn, and Blackcomb has been pushed further back. That leaves a gap for a point revision of XP next year, although there's no sign of this on the roadmap just yet. Despite the annual revisions being named as users' number one bugbear, Microsoft hasn't let a year go by without releasing a new version of Windows since 1997, when it was fighting the browser wars.
Andrew Orlowski, 28 Jan 2002

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