6th > February > 2002 Archive

Palm unveils new OS, but defers big-bang to 2003

Palm finally has a modern, 32bit operating system to boast about, but has staggered the roadmap so that most of the gain - and most of the pain for developers - is deferred until the next major release.
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Feb 2002

Motorola samples 200Mhz+ Palm chips

Motorola is giving Palm loyalists a glimpse of high speed RISC processors running PalmOS at the PalmSource conference this week.
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Feb 2002

Novell adds clout to Liberty Alliance

Novell threw much - needed support behind the Liberty Alliance yesterday stating that it had some very useful experience to bring to the table. It wasn't joking either - we were wondering how the Alliance would function without such a backer.
IT-Analysis, 06 Feb 2002

Don't ask – don't tell: Palm clarifies OS strategy

AnalysisTalk about rotten timing. As Palm's PalmSource developer conference was due to kick off yesterday, much of central San Jose, which was hosting the jamboree, suffered a power brown-out.
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Feb 2002

DARPA funds open-source bug hunt

Kevin Poulsen, 06 Feb 2002

PayPal rules the P2P epayment waves

PayPal is America's most popular online person-to-person (P2P) e-payment service. (It's also the most unpopular, as a cursory inspection of the paypalsucks bitch board shows.
Drew Cullen, 06 Feb 2002

MS trawl for iTV developers at Milia

ComputerWire, 06 Feb 2002

VIA touts P4 DDR mobo

VIA today launched a "feature packed" P4 DDR SDRAM-supporting mobo.
Drew Cullen, 06 Feb 2002

O woe is InterX trading

The game as an independent looks over for InterX, the UK content management software developer. Today it issued a trading statement and depressing reading it makes too for shareholders in the former stock market darling.
Drew Cullen, 06 Feb 2002

DivXNetworks licenses MPEG format to Fraunhofer

ComputerWire, 06 Feb 2002

Nvidia takes on all comers with GeForce 4

After all the hype and pre-launch leaks, perhaps the most notable thing about today's debut of the Nvidia GeForce 4 GPU family is its market segmentation.
Drew Cullen, 06 Feb 2002

MS chief lashes out at German Free Software petition

A petition lobbying for the use of Free Software in the German Bundestag has rattled Microsoft Germany sufficiently for the company to retaliate. Microsoft Deutschland chairman and EMEA VP Kurt Sibold has responded to the ringleaders, complaining of discrimination, and of being accused of being a hindrance to democracy.
John Lettice, 06 Feb 2002

Amstrad unveils new telephone

Amstrad has unveiled a new silver telephone.
Tim Richardson, 06 Feb 2002

MS taunted with ‘trustworthy computing’ Web page

Someone with a sense of humor has either registered or hijacked the domain TrustworthyComputing.com, and is using it to refer Web surfers to a vast archive of news stories covering Microsoft's dismal record in, well, trustworthy computing.
Thomas C Greene, 06 Feb 2002

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