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Xerox priesthood suffers Graffitti setback

Xerox has been denied in its attempt to halt Palm from using the notation system Graffitti.
Andrew Orlowski, 27 Feb 2002
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Hewlett's “Plan B” gains ground

Walter "Plan-" B Hewlett appears to be winning support for his plan for HP to abandon the Sircam merger, spin-off the printing division, and release Carly somewhere over the Himalayas.
Andrew Orlowski, 27 Feb 2002
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Sun talks two-wave server blade strategy

Sun has outlined its server blade strategy. It's more of a meta-strategy right now, with more "meta" than "strategy", But at least Sun's talking.
Andrew Orlowski, 27 Feb 2002
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GPL enforcement goes to court for first time in MySQL case

MySQL AB, the originator of the MySQL GPL database, is taking Progress Software Corporation, the corporate parent of NuSphere to court because it continues to distribute a database product that links statically to MySQL's code.
Tina Gasperson, 27 Feb 2002
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N64 Killed My Son!

A woman in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is suing Nintendo for "unspecified damages" after her 30-year old son died during a marathon session on his N64. the unfortunate man died after hitting his head on a table during a seizure while playing with the console.
Eurogamer.net, 27 Feb 2002
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MS takes a tilt at mid-market CRM

The Microsoft Corp juggernaut is preparing to rumble into the CRM market. The Redmond, Washington-based software giant has unveiled plans for a CRM solution aimed at the small to medium-size business sector. Microsoft CRM, slated to ship in the US in the fourth quarter 2002 with phased shipments outside North America from …
ComputerWire, 27 Feb 2002
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Roll up for the Enron auction webcast

Seeing everybody else has been doing the Enron auction and all the shredder jokes we weren't going to bother, but our eye couldn't help catching the featured items in the London sale, and it all became somehow entrancing. The shredders, BBC Radio 4 tells us this morning, have been withdrawn, but...
John Lettice, 27 Feb 2002
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How to TiVO-ize your PC

IDF TiVO-like time shifting capabilities have come to the PC. At the Intel Developer Forum, Rakesh Agrawal, CEO of thirteen-man SnapStream, took his PVS software through its paces for The Register's pleasure.
Andrew Orlowski, 27 Feb 2002
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Bulldog calls for LLU cost cuts

Bulldog Communications – one of a handful of companies actively involved in local loop unbundling – has warned that BT’s decision to slash the cost of wholesale DSL could snuff out competition.
Tim Richardson, 27 Feb 2002
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BT Openworld announces broadband price cut

Britain’s biggest broadband ISP – BTopenworld – is to cut the cost of its consumer DSL service by £10 to £29.99 a month.
Tim Richardson, 27 Feb 2002
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Freeserve in dial-up price rise, fall, soft-shoe shuffle?

The UK’s biggest ISP, Freeserve, could be about to increase the price of its flat-rate narrowband service. Or not.
Tim Richardson, 27 Feb 2002
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AMD shows Hammer outside Intel show

IDF-ish IDF-ish Advanced Micro Devices Inc showed off prototypes of its x86-64 Hammer technology yesterday even as Intel Corp failed to dampen speculation that it is developing a similar hybrid technology,Joe Fay writes. AMD's Hammer technology is designed to support both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems and applications and …
ComputerWire, 27 Feb 2002
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Morse hit by slow server sales in 2001

Poor sales of servers at Hewlett-Packard Co and Sun Microsystems Inc caused Morse Group Plc, Europe's largest server reseller, to report a large drop in revenue in the second half of 2001.
ComputerWire, 27 Feb 2002
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This week's bunch of fives from IT-Minds

This week's discounted bunch of fives from Reg associate IT-minds bookstore features
Lester Haines, 27 Feb 2002

Firm adds bandwidth management into the WLAN mix

Bluesocket is aiming to make wireless LANs both secure and easier to manage by offering policy enforcement and bandwidth management features on its line of wireless gateway devices.
John Leyden, 27 Feb 2002
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Reg editor struck by lightning

The day-to-day news business at Vulture Central today suffered an unforeseen glitch when editor John Lettice's house in Normandy was struck by lightning.
Lester Haines, 27 Feb 2002
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Intel scales back RDRAM for Xeon workstations

IDF Intel is to drop support for Rambus RDRAM memory in new Xeon workstations, according to a roadmap obtained by EBN's Jack Robertson.
Drew Cullen, 27 Feb 2002
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Morpheus goes to sleep – users locked out

Users of file swapping service Morpheus arelocked out of the service because technical problems.
John Leyden, 27 Feb 2002
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Intel outs Prescott, demos 4GHz desktop

IDF Intel is to introduce hyperthreading to the desktop next year with Prescott, the codename for the next major iteration of desktop class Pentium 4s.
Drew Cullen, 27 Feb 2002
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Tiny fallout: 130 jobs on line at Inkfish

Around 130 call centre jobs are at risk in Redhill, Surrey, following the buyout of Tiny Computers by Time Computers.
Tim Richardson, 27 Feb 2002
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Intel outs Banias, mobilises notebook designers

IDF Intel today demoed Banias, the codename for its latest class of mobile processors, together with the tweaked- for-mobiles Odem chipset, for the first time at IDF.
Drew Cullen, 27 Feb 2002
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Big things come in little (Intel) form factors

IDF Intel today announced two new small PC form factors, codenamed Tidewater and Big Water, for OEMs. These are intended to help system builders produce small footprint PCs without any sacrifice in performance.
Drew Cullen, 27 Feb 2002
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Woz blesses Captain Crunch's new box

John Draper, the man better known as legendary phone phreak Captain Crunch, is soon to debut the fruits of recent labors: a box designed to thwart hackers.
Andrew Orlowski, 27 Feb 2002
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New York Times internal network hacked

Security holes in the New York Times internal network left sensitive databases exposed to hackers, including a file containing Social Security numbers and home phone numbers for contributors to the Times op-ed page, SecurityFocus Online has learned. In a two-minute scan performed on a whim, twenty-one-year-old hacker and …
Kevin Poulsen, 27 Feb 2002