6th > June > 2002 Archive

MS denounces Hollywood DRM Jihad

Microsoft has come out against the schemes and dreams of the entertainment industry with a position essay criticizing any notion of the government's mandating technical standards for content protection as Hollywood wants.
Thomas C Greene, 06 Jun 2002

Mozilla 1.0 released after four long years

ComputerWire, 06 Jun 2002
DVD it in many colours

HP UX 11i Tops Unix Class

ComputerWire, 06 Jun 2002

HP to overhaul Middleware after admitting ‘heavy losses’

ComputerWire, 06 Jun 2002

Dell, Oracle join Red Hat for enterprise Linux

ComputerWire, 06 Jun 2002

Korean chip vendors look to World Cup for boost

ComputerWire, 06 Jun 2002

Apple outs Quicktime 6 – without MPEG 4 deal

Apple has let loose Quicktime 6.0 by way of free 'preview' download, without agreeing terms over the MPEG 4 digital video standard used in this streaming browser.
Drew Cullen, 06 Jun 2002

Panrix goes titsup -again

Panrix, has gone bust again. But this time, there's no escape hatch. The Leeds system builder has gone into Creditors' Voluntary Liquidation, calling on accountancy firm Wilson Pitts to wind up the company's affairs.
Drew Cullen, 06 Jun 2002

Panrix goes titsup – again

Panrix, has gone bust again. But this time, there's no escape hatch. The Leeds system builder has gone into Creditors' Voluntary Liquidation, calling on accountancy firm Wilson Pitts to wind up the company's affairs.
Drew Cullen, 06 Jun 2002

IBM fights Fast400 with OS/400 small print

ComputerWire, 06 Jun 2002

Sun cranks up entry server speeds

ComputerWire, 06 Jun 2002

IBM, HP squabble over Intel servers

ZDNet's Stephen Shankland has dug up the Battle of the Marketing Collateral between IBM and HP over their respective Intel multiprocessor Xeon servers offerings.
Drew Cullen, 06 Jun 2002

AMD Opteron tiptoes into Intel server space

Server BriefingAMD's recent admission that the performance of Opteron, its upcoming server-oriented processor, formerly codenamed Sledgehammer, isn't up to snuff will have pleased Intel executives. Opteron marks AMD's attempt to go beyond the 32-bit PC market and into the more lucrative 64-bit server and scientific computing arenas.
Tony Smith, 06 Jun 2002

Carphone Warehouse increases UK market share

Shares in Carphone Warehouse rose this morning after the retailer published a batch of encouraging figures.
Tim Richardson, 06 Jun 2002

blueyonder suffers ‘national outage’

Telewest's blueyonder Internet service is experiencing problems following a planned network upgrade last night.
Tim Richardson, 06 Jun 2002

BIND 9 DoS vuln

A vulnerability affecting BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) servers running versions 9 to 9.2.0 can cause an abort condition which requires a re-start to restore service. Versions 4, 8 and 9.2.1 are not affected. There does not appear to be any potential for remote compromise.
Thomas C Greene, 06 Jun 2002

Security through obsolescence

Here's an interesting way to secure an Internet-connected computer against intruders: Make sure the operating system and software it runs are so old that current hacking tools won't work on it. This was suggested by Brian Aker, one of the programmers who works on Linux.com, NewsForge, Slashdot, and other OSDN sites; he runs several servers of his own that host a number of small non-profit sites in the Seattle area. "I have one box still running a version of Solaris that's so old none of the script kiddies can figure it out," Brian says. "They tend to focus on the latest and greatest, and don't have the slightest idea how to handle my old Sun box."
Robin Miller, 06 Jun 2002

World Cup sites shown yellow card

World Cup organisers are as sick as parrots after being told that their Web sites aren't up to scratch.
Tim Richardson, 06 Jun 2002

Privacy still blights online retailers

Privacy concerns have reared their ugly head again this week with the release of a new study from Jupiter Media Metrix (JMM). It found that as many as 70% of US consumers are still worried about their online privacy rights - and JMM reckons these worries will cost online businesses as much as $25 billion by 2006.
IT-Analysis, 06 Jun 2002

HP raps exec for “premature” middleware death sentence

Hewlett Packard took the unusual step of chiding one of its most senior executives yesterday, following his suggestion that HP would spin off its middleware products.
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Jun 2002

Hotmail charges for POP email

MSN has followed in the footsteps of Yahoo! and Lycos following its decision to start charging for its Hotmail POP Mail Retrieval service.
Tim Richardson, 06 Jun 2002

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