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PIPEX slashes home ADSL charges

PIPEX, is slashing monthly fees for its home user ADSL service, Xtreme Solo, to a "cable-cutting" £24.95 ex VAT. So if you're not VAT-registered and working from home, it'll set you back £29.32.
Drew Cullen, 05 Feb 2002
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Open source a needed outlet for programming pros

Open source hackers are very likely to be programmers with a decade of professional experience employed by a commercial software company, and very unlikely to be the stock high school math-club geeks of popular press reports, a survey of SourceForge members conducted by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) indicates.
Thomas C Greene, 05 Feb 2002
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Major privacy hole in Windows/MSN Messenger

A nifty feature in MSN and Windows Messenger which apparently was intended to identify IE users (without their knowledge or consent) on Microsoft Web sites can easily be abused by any Webmaster with a bit of Javascript or VBscript, a clever empiricist has discovered.
Thomas C Greene, 05 Feb 2002
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Intel caches up ahead of McKinley launch

Intel has pulled a little more tarpaulin off its McKinley processor, revealing ramped up cache and a faster system bus, which it claims will help to double the Itanium platform's performance, Joe Fay writes. The architectural changes, unveiled at the International Solid State Circuits Conference last weekend, will be built …
ComputerWire, 05 Feb 2002
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HP bows OpenBlade spec

Hewlett Packard Co will today announce that it has released an open enhancement of the CompactPCI (cPCI) specification for servers commonly used at telecoms and dot-coms that the company hopes will eventually become a standard adopted by all manufacturers of blade servers, Timothy Prickett Morgan writes. This is an …
ComputerWire, 05 Feb 2002
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McKinley packaging – first photo

Intel had long planned to give the technical details of McKinley, the second generation IA-64 chip, a public unveiling at the huge chip engineers conference, ISSCC in San Francisco this week.
Andrew Orlowski, 05 Feb 2002
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The axe falls at mmO2

mm02 is to cut 1,900 jobs in the UK and Germany in a major restructure. It will cost £110m this year to implement the plan which is expected to produce annual savings of £70m.
Drew Cullen, 05 Feb 2002
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Explain yourself Miguel, demands RMS

A surprised and dismayed Richard M Stallman says Gnome project founder Miguel de Icaza owes the community an explanation for comments made to The Register, last week, in which de Icaza advocated basing the project on Microsoft.NET APIs.
Andrew Orlowski, 05 Feb 2002
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EuropaIT exits PC biz in France

EuropaIT has given up the fight to turnaround its French PC distribution business. The privately-owned company has also hired PricewaterhouseCoopers to explore options, including restructure around profitable elements, or a sale of some or all of the company's assets. It says it will make a decision on its future in the next few weeks.
Drew Cullen, 05 Feb 2002
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Pogo bounces onto Carphone Warehouse shelves

Pogo, the British designer of the eponymous mobile internet/PDA/MP3 phone device, has at last secured a retail launch date from Carphone Warehouse, its exclusive high street partner. Pogo devices is on the shelves as of February 4( and not March 1) as we wrote earlier. This is our review of a pre-release prototype, dating from …
Drew Cullen, 05 Feb 2002
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Chinese SMS can crash Siemens mobiles

Siemens is evaluating the impact of a security bug that allows malicious hackers to crash phones by sending a malformed SMS message in Chinese.
John Leyden, 05 Feb 2002
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Maxtor goes large with external HDDs

Maxtor is inching its way into Iomega territory, by tripling the disk size for its Personal Storage 3000LE USB 2.0 external hard drive line.
Drew Cullen, 05 Feb 2002
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Nvidia is Jon Peddie ‘Segment Leader’

Tomorrow, Nvidia launches the GeForce 4 GPU, of surprise to anyone interested in computer hardware only if they've kept their head in a bucket in recent weeks.
Drew Cullen, 05 Feb 2002
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Broadband in Europe stalls

Price is key to the take-up of broadband, according to the latest research from Gartner.
Tim Richardson, 05 Feb 2002
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UK census site stays shut

The re-opening of the 1901 census Web site has been delayed – again.
Tim Richardson, 05 Feb 2002
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Totalise suspended on AIM

Totalise, the formerly mutual ISP, was suspended on the AIM stock market on February 1 for failing to file its interim accounts on time.
Drew Cullen, 05 Feb 2002
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5,000 punters wait for Tiny PCs

Up to 5,000 consumers are without a PC following the acquisition of Tiny Computer by Time Computer.
Tim Richardson, 05 Feb 2002
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HPaQ timetables merger vote

Hewlett-Packard has set March 19 as the day for shareholders to vote on the Compaq takeover. Their counterparts at Compaq make their marks the following day.
Drew Cullen, 05 Feb 2002