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AMD Sun fraternity expected to blossom

When IBM finally launched a microcomputer in 1981, Apple took out sarcastic full-page press ads congratulating the PC on its debut.
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Apple talks Real, not Nothing Real

Perhaps Apple, which was founded on April Fool's Day, has a sense of humour after all. Yesterday Apple verbally confirmed, but didn't put out a supporting press release, that it was acquiring 2D compositing software house Nothing Real.
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Sun's gwana-gwana mystery

At a European Editors' day a fortnight ago, Scott McNealy was asked why Sun wasn't the dominant storage vendor. "We had other stuff to do, we were busy," he replied. Sun knew exactly what it wanted to do, and indeed, its mission statement is one of very few in the industry that has remained unchanged.
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InterTrust moves to spike Windows XP Update

InterTrust Technologies Corp has gone gunning for Microsoft Corp with a second patent infringement lawsuit. The Santa Clara-based firm is seeking an injunction and damages from Redmond, saying Windows XP violates a seven-year old patented technology it owns, writes Kevin Murphy. This time the company claims that XP's …
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Tiscali UK to axe 20 jobs

Tiscali UK is set to axe around ten per cent of its workforce but claims this will be offset by the creation of around 30 new jobs.
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Lastminute.com heads for profit

Shares in Lastminute.com nudged higher this morning after the online bucket shop reported that it was set to make an operating profit by the summer.
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Oracle posts fix – servers ‘unbreakable’ again?

Oracle Corp has been forced to issue security patches for its 9i Application Server and database management system: products that it had previously claimed were "unbreakable", writes Matthew Aslett. The security holes were discovered by David Litchfield, co-founder of Sutton, UK-based Next Generation Security Software, …
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Totalise to explain share suspension today

Totalise is due to issue a statement later today explaining why its shares were suspended earlier this month.
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Routers ‘best platform for WAN connectivity’

Juniper Networks has upgraded its edge router portfolio to offer greater reliability in IP services.
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STMicroelectronics scraps PC graphics biz

STMicroelectronics, Europe's biggest chipmaker, has put up its PC graphics accelerator IC assets and operations up for sale.
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Dell – Your favourite notebook supplier (or is it Sony?)

Register Reader Research It's been a while since we gave an airing for Reg Reader Research, our joint venture in online opinion polls with our partners Tom's Hardware and Metafacts, the market research firm.
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MS anti-piracy feature trips up Office for Mac

An anti-piracy feature in Microsoft Office for Mac has been linked to a denial of service risk, prompting Microsoft to issue a security fix.
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Cellnet, Vodafone clamp down on mobile phone theft

Britain's mobile phone industry has decided at last to try and combat mobile phone crime.
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Welsh clubbers get DSL

Net users in Cwmbran are clubbing together to get broadband.
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So farewell then, 3dfx.com

3dfx Interactive Inc. is shutting its down the 3dfx.com web site for good on February 19.
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DoJ-MS comments: that breakdown in full

So what do you do with "over 30,000 public comments" on the Microsoft settlement if you've promised to publish them in the Federal Register? According to the US Department of Justice, "publication of the comments received likely would cost approximately $4 million," a new record compared to the 8,750 pages of comment on the AT&T case, which would have cost over $600,000 to publish.
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Totalise is bust – founder mops up biz

Totalise, the British ISP, went into administration today, and its assets were promptly sold to Peter Gregory, CEO and the founder of the company.
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MS Judge may consider stronger medicine

US District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has scheduled a hearing in early March to enable Microsoft and the DoJ to join hands and sing their little a capella tune of support for the settlement they reached, Reuters reports.