Consolidated Carlyways: the New HP
Re: HP is a very big company indeed Channel partners cool on the new HP From H to P and back again Sircampaq: The Winners and Losers Don Capellas articulates HPaq's vision thing Alphacide yesterday, Yamhill tomorrow: HP merger architect talks
Clock running out on Sun StarOffice 5.2 freebie
In order to encourage sales of StarOffice 6, Sun has decided to close down free access to 5.2. You have until Midnight, May 29 to grab it right here.
How the British lost it – in 89 words
FoTWThis isn't exactly a flame, but it's the best-written letter in the current postbag. Enjoy.
Yahoo! Messenger! multiple! vulns!
There are two new Yahoo Instant Messenger (YIM) vulnerabilities which can potentially compromise a user's machine, Vietnamese researcher Phuong Nguyen has discovered. Yahoo! has been notified and a fixed version is available for download here.
Let's not hear it for silent PCs
LettersOur story NEC puts Transmeta in silent desktop PC raised some fruitful correspondence from readers about quiet PCs. The most interesting comes from Mats Oscarsson, whose company Captech makes dedicated silent PCs featuring both AMD and Intel chips. Writes Mats:-
Sage throws spanner in MS Navision works
Sage wants to kill Microsoft's agreed $1.3bn takeover of Navision, according to a Danish newspaper.
Vodafone turns in record £13.5 bn loss
Mobile phone giant Vodafone lost a whopping £13.5 billion in the last year in what is believed to be the UK's biggest-ever corporate loss.
Samsung preps DDR II DRAM
Samsung today claims an industry first, a high-density 512Mb DDR-II memory chip. Or rather a prototype, the company says it's developing the part which is it says the first to fully satisfy the new JEDEC DDR-II standard, introduced in March 2002. It will go in to volume production in Q3 2003.
Intel gouges desktop P4 prices
Intel's new CPU price lists, published Sunday, show some hefty prce cuts on most of its desktop P4s. Price drops range from 12-43 per cent, with the biggest drops reserved for the 2.2 and the 2.25GHz, both of which tumble from $423 to $241.
PDAs make easy pickings for data thieves
PDAs make easy pickings; a survey reveals that private and corporate secrets are all too frequently left unprotected.
Egg gets Zebank
Egg has completed the acquisition of the French online bank, Zebank, after getting the thumbs-up from Banque de France.
Anti Big Bro charges petition grows
Big Brother bosses have come under fire for charging punters £9.99 a month to view material online from the cult TV show.
Intel launches 802.11a Euro assault
Intel today launched 802.11a WLAN cards into Europe, or quite a lot of it. The company has received regulatory approval for the use of 802.11a products in France, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden. And it reckons other European countries will soon follow suit.
Lynching Merrill Lynch, Passport spam fright and more
Letters RoundUpDo you read spam? Of course not. But it's sometimes inadvertently hilarious.
Kimble/Schmitz gets 20 months suspended sentence
German glam-hax0r Kim Schmitz (aka Kimble) has received a 20 month suspended sentence from a Munich court after being convicted of stock price manipulation designed to net him €1.2m (£750,000).
THUS warns ‘hole tax’ will slow up broadband Britain
THUS has warned that a new "hole tax" to be imposed on utilities for digging up roads will slow the pace of broadband roll-out in the UK.