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FoTW: “You hafe no balls and are all homosexulle”

Letters What a poor harvest of flames it's been, this spring. Our tradition of printing the most libellous and insane correspondence has been challenged by so many of you insisting on sending us useful, erudite and even occasionally complimentary messages.
Andrew Orlowski, 18 Apr 2002
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Apple walks tightrope, begins Jaguar hype

Some interesting sidenotes emerged from Apple's analyst call yesterday, in which the company posted a $40 million net profit.
Andrew Orlowski, 18 Apr 2002
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Klez worm infects and infuriates

A fresh variant of the Klez worm is spreading across the Internet this afternoon.
John Leyden, 18 Apr 2002
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Allchin confirms Longhorn delay

The next major update to Windows codenamed Longhorn, will not appear until the second half of 2004, Microsoft told attendees at the WinHEC this week.
Andrew Orlowski, 18 Apr 2002
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Red Hat Stronghold Web Server targets the Enterprise

Linux distributor Red Hat Inc has added to its enterprise-level software portfolio with the Stronghold Enterprise web server. Based on Apache, Stronghold Enterprise is an open source web server with enhanced security and performance capabilities and increased application interoperability, according to Raleigh, North …
ComputerWire, 18 Apr 2002
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Microsoft Mobile .NET moves

Microsoft Corp extended its hand of friendship to operators and developers yesterday with the beta release of the mobile extension to its .NET software architecture, along with the launch of a new certification and delivery program, Tony Cripps writes. The beta release of the .NET Compact Framework, the most overt …
ComputerWire, 18 Apr 2002
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TIM makes appeal to GSM manufacturers

The managing director of Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) has urged equipment manufacturers to meet the technology demands of operators to maximize opportunities for the GSM community. TIM's Mauro Sentinelli made the plea at the 47th plenary meeting of the GSM Association (GSM-A) in Rome, Italy yesterday. Sentinelli said both …
ComputerWire, 18 Apr 2002
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InterX sells portal software to The Innovation Group

InterX Plc plans to sell its software business to The Innovation Group Plc for up to 8.3m pounds ($11.9m) and has decided to pin its hopes on winning control of 95% of the equity of Diligenti Ltd, which aims to become a major intermediary in life sciences and is unable to repay an 18m pounds ($25.9m) supplied by InterX. …
ComputerWire, 18 Apr 2002
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MS slashes Xbox prices in Europe

Microsoft is to slash the cost of its Xbox games console in Europe, the company announced today.
Tim Richardson, 18 Apr 2002
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Broadband Britain doing good, says Oftel

Telecoms regulator David Edmonds claims the UK is catching up in the race for broadband despite a sluggish start.
Tim Richardson, 18 Apr 2002
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AMD's Sanders knows nothing about anything, claim States

The breadth of AMD chairman Jerry Sanders ignorance is quite staggering, if the Unsettling States are to be believed. Earlier this week lawyers for the States still pressing for tougher measures against Microsoft filed a motion in limine concerning Jerry's contributions to the Microsoft defence, and if we were Jerry we'd feel pretty hurt.
John Lettice, 18 Apr 2002
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AMD waves goodbye to Duron

AMD is to stop making budget Duron processors at some point towards the end of the year, when it completes the conversion of Fab 25 in Austin, Tx from CPU production to flash memory-only. That's what Jerry Sanders told analysts and press in a conference call yesterday. This was far too late in the day for us to listen, so we'll refer you to Jack Robertson's account instead. There's good stuff on Hammer, manufacturing, and flash memory, and Sanders' testimony in support of Microsoft.
Drew Cullen, 18 Apr 2002
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Time chases Grey pound

Time Group is looking for 50-year olds and older who can speak non-Geek to other 50 years olds and older.
Drew Cullen, 18 Apr 2002

FBI hunts ex Cisco exec

The FBI have issued a warrant for a fugitive former Cisco executive charged with multi-million dollar stock fraud after he failed to report to authorities.
John Leyden, 18 Apr 2002
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Cisco takes dual route to WLAN market

Cisco yesterday launched a wireless access point which supports simultaneous operation of both 802.11b and high-speed 802.11a wireless LANs.
John Leyden, 18 Apr 2002
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Freeserve in major broadband push

Freeserve is to go head-to-head with BTopenworld as it begins its attempt to turn broadband into a mass-market service.
Tim Richardson, 18 Apr 2002
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Flash drags down AMD

AMD made a net loss of $9.163m on sales of $902.073m in Q1 ended March 31, 2002. Sales were down 24 per cent on the same period last year, and five per cent sequentially from Q4.
Drew Cullen, 18 Apr 2002
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Tiny text threatens air safety

The safety of Britain's skies is under threat after air traffic controllers complained that the text on their computer screens is too small.
Tim Richardson, 18 Apr 2002
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MS to ship Bluetooth hardware, mouse, keyboard

Microsoft will finally take the plunge into Bluetooth later this year, when it begins shipping a USB Bluetooth transceiver, keyboard and mouse. The tranceiver will be able to handle up to seven Bluetooth devices, and this plus the inclusion of Bluetooth support in Windows XP means that Bluetooth is finally arriving in the PC world.
John Lettice, 18 Apr 2002
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Force-feeding MS Passport works – study

Netizens don't much care for the Microsoft Passport gimmick but they do nevertheless put up with it, a recent Gartner survey indicates.
Thomas C Greene, 18 Apr 2002
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Man takes sledgehammer to faulty PC

Updated After returning a persistently faulty PC to a shop five times over three months, a Wisconsin man snapped and took it apart with a sledgehammer in front of shocked shoppers.
John Leyden, 18 Apr 2002
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Deutsche Bahn sues Google over anarchist links

Deutsche Bahn, the German railway operator, is suing popular search engine sites in an effort to get them to remove links to two articles which give instructions on how to sabotage railway.
John Leyden, 18 Apr 2002