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MS declares programming moratorium – report

Microsoft will suspend software development for a month to scour its vast, bloated reams of code in search of bugs, according to a brief item by Government Computer News.
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Chip sales slump in 2001

World chip sales fell 32 per cent in 2001 to $139 billion, the worst slump ever for the semiconductor industry.
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BT to slash broadband charges

BT is set to slash the cost of broadband – apparently.
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Enterasys faces SEC probe

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is examining the finances of Enterasys Networks.
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AMD mobos are certifiable

AMD has launched a motherboard certification programme for desktop AthlonXP and Durons, and has enlisted the support of top mobo maker ASUS to promote the scheme in North America. The aim is to help system builders seed more AMD boxes in American businesses.
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Hacktivists claim coup against global leaders site

Hacktivists have been blamed for cutting off access to the Web site of the World Economic Forum (WEF), a talking shop for the world's political and business leaders, over the weekend.
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Fujitsu Siemens shoots for ‘Mobility’ leadership

Fujitsu Siemens Computers BV said last week that wireless technology will drive the next great wave in corporate IT spending, and announced plans to establish itself as a top-three player in a "mobility" systems market it expects to be worth 14bn euros ($12bn) by 2003. The Amsterdam, Netherlands-based joint venture of …
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Dell inks Linux HPC cluster deal with Cray

Dell Computer Corp may be setting the pace in the Intel-based server market by virtue of the high-volume business it does at the low-end of the server market, Timothy Prickett Morgan writes. But the company does not have any expertise in enterprise Unix servers and it sure doesn't have all that much experience in the fast- …
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Will you be using this Dell PC for world terror (y/n)?

Dell UK is dutifully doing its bit in the war against terrorism, as evidenced by the Export Compliance section of the company's online order form. Says Question 4: "Will the product(s) be used in connection with weapons of mass destruction, i.e. nuclear applications, missile technology, or chemical or biological weapons purposes?"
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RM declares war on BBC, issues profit warning

RM, Britain's biggest IT supplier to schools, today expressed concern at the threat presented by BBC's Digital Curriculum proposals to the UK educational IT industry.
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Computacenter bags BT renewal?

Up to 370 BT staff will be transferred to Computacenter, the UK's biggest computer reseller, as part of a £100 million deal, The Guardian reported today. The staff are said to be angry and discussing strike action.
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SOYO flag-waves patriotic mobo

SOYO's latest motherboard, the SY-P41 Fire DRAGON Pentium 4, has a "patriotic color scheme" - it comes in red, white and blue.