5th > February > 2002 Archive
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Siemens is evaluating the impact of a security bug that allows malicious hackers to crash phones by sending a malformed SMS message in Chinese.
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.
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.
Price is key to the take-up of broadband, according to the latest research from Gartner.
The re-opening of the 1901 census Web site has been delayed – again.
Totalise, the formerly mutual ISP, was suspended on the AIM stock market on February 1 for failing to file its interim accounts on time.
Up to 5,000 consumers are without a PC following the acquisition of Tiny Computer by Time Computer.
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.