21st > March > 2002 Archive

Online dealer makes a Komplett hash of DRAM offer

Our email inbox was inundated today with complaints concerning a bargain basement price for DRAM offered and then withdrawn post- credit card-debited sale on a UK computer dealer site.
Drew Cullen, 21 Mar 2002

FIC wins eMachines PC gig

eMachines, the US maker of bargain basement PCs, has signed up Taiwanese mobo maker FIC to supply a "significant number of PC systems from its extensive range of products".
Drew Cullen, 21 Mar 2002

New Tomb Raider game released in November

Lara Croft fans will have to wait until November before they can get their hands on her latest adventure.
Tim Richardson, 21 Mar 2002

Yahoo! charges! for! email! services!

Yahoo! is to start charging for its email forwarding and POP3 services.
Tim Richardson, 21 Mar 2002

W3C OWL proposals take flight

ComputerWire, 21 Mar 2002

Openwave, opens back door for US mobile messaging

ComputerWire, 21 Mar 2002

Time preloads Tiny PCs with Supanet ISP

Tiny PCs will come pre-loaded with Supanet ISP access, following brand owner Time Computers's decision to switch from Tiscali.
Drew Cullen, 21 Mar 2002

Sun to bang Java drum but J2EE 1.4 slips

ComputerWire, 21 Mar 2002

Red Hat forecasts strong growth after dismal year

ComputerWire, 21 Mar 2002

Vendors sharpen tools to thwart DoS attacks

A new breed of security products designed to mitigate the risk of denial of service (DoS) attacks is coming to market.
John Leyden, 21 Mar 2002

Netscape exec on IE APIs, and why hiding it isn't enough

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kottelly yesterday ruled out more trial material as "hearsay," and suggested both parties try to address one another's allegations more directly. Former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale's contribution on venture capital (a claim that it was extremely difficult for companies going up against Microsoft to get funding) was the subject of a long wrangle, on the grounds that he wouldn't say which of his contacts said this was the case.
John Lettice, 21 Mar 2002

MS judge in shock MSWord to WordPerfect defection

In among yesterday's procedural and admin discussion from the Microsoft trial lurks a minor triumph for the non-Microsoft camp which we hope will go a little way to helping Michael Cowpland, formerly of Corel, pay off some of his fines. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kottelly (for it is she) is arranging her daily delivery of documentation from the warring parties:
John Lettice, 21 Mar 2002

XBox 2 ‘designed with AMD processor’

Microsoft engineers are busy designing the second version of Xbox around an AMD CPU, according to Fechtor Detwiler, the Boston-based investment bank.
Drew Cullen, 21 Mar 2002

Kiddie protection filter goes live

A new system designed to protect children from unsavoury content on the Internet has been unveiled today by the Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA).
Tim Richardson, 21 Mar 2002

Britain is a nation of cyber snoopers

Britain is a nation of cyber snoopers. Almost nine in ten (87 per cent) of UK workers have surreptitiously read a boss's private email on at least one occasion.
John Leyden, 21 Mar 2002

Politics or bugs behind Microsoft exec massacre?

Ballmer has the HP-Compaq media circus to thank for distracting attention from the most recent Redmond reshuffle, which leaked out on Monday.
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Mar 2002

Netscape Online to close in June

AOL UK has finally set a date for when its subscription free ISP Netscape Online will close.
Tim Richardson, 21 Mar 2002

Symantec gains heuristic patent

Symantec yesterday announced that it has been granted a patent on antivirus heuristic (automatic detection) technology by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
John Leyden, 21 Mar 2002

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