4th > February > 2002 Archive
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.
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.
Enterasys faces SEC probe
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is examining the finances of Enterasys Networks.
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.
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.
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?"
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.
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.