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Apache 1.3.x and 2.0.x fixed

The Apache Software Foundation has released versions 1.3.26 and 2.0.39 for Unices and Windows, addressing several bugs including the recently-announced chunked encoding vulnerability.
Thomas C Greene, 19 Jun 2002
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US cyber security may draft ISPs in spy game

An early draft of the White House's National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace envisions the same kind of mandatory customer data collection and retention by U.S. Internet service providers as was recently enacted in Europe, according to sources who have reviewed portions of the plan. In recent weeks, the administration has begun …
Kevin Poulsen, 19 Jun 2002
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DoJ gets up Micron's nose

Sole US DRAM maker Micron is under investigation by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DoJ) for anticompetitive practices and has been slapped with a grand jury subpoena compliments of the US District Court for the Northern District of California demanding information relevant to the investigation, the company revealed in a brief press release Tuesday.
Thomas C Greene, 19 Jun 2002
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MMO2 slips open 3G price kimono

MMO2 has released details of how much its 3G mobile data service will cost during trials on the Isle of Man.
Tim Richardson, 19 Jun 2002

HyperThreading scores are Hyper- perplexing

Friday's server briefings at Intel SC13 allowed the press an extended session to quiz Chipzilla on its recent benchmark adventures. But what we were particularly interested in was the question that's been vexing hardware sites since the spring: why HyperThreading - Intel's word for SMT - doesn't deliver all the benefits promised.
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Jun 2002
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Sun Linux plans go leakabout

There's another reason for Sun employees to keep a golf-club swing's distance between themselves and Scott McNealy this week. His LinuxWorld keynote* - all except the jokes - has fallen into the hands of the press.
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Jun 2002

Server sales drop sharply

Server sales are on the slide again this year as companies across the globe continue to keep their belts tight. The first quarter of the year was plagued by a dip in shipments and, according to IDC, it is unlikely that the market will pick-up in this next quarter.
IT-Analysis, 19 Jun 2002
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Intel to close Web host business

Intel Corp is to wind down its Intel Online Services Inc web-hosting subsidiary at a cost of approximately $100m, the company said yesterday. The closure, expected to take 12 months, is Intel's response to "market trends and financial projections" reflecting the decline of the post-dot-com hosting industry. An Intel …
ComputerWire, 19 Jun 2002
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Red Hat lowers losses

Red Hat Inc, the Linux software and services firm, yesterday reported that it reduced its loss in its first fiscal quarter and increased its revenue sequentially, but saw a decreased top line year-on-year as it reduced its focus on embedded systems in favor of the enterprise market. For the three months to May 31, the …
ComputerWire, 19 Jun 2002
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Oracle Delivers in Q4

Oracle Corp said it did not expect any short term rebound in the corporate IT market yesterday as it delivered fourth quarter yesterday that surpassed expectations. The Redwood City, California-based software giant said that as the economy continues to turn around, it expects its business to pick up. However, this is not …
ComputerWire, 19 Jun 2002

IBM's Intel Linux plans

"> With all the excitement about Linux on the IBM mainframe zSeries and interest growing in the AS/400 iSeries, the popular xSeries servers are being overlooked. That's a mistake. Good, old Intel-based servers from IBM armed with Linux continue to move into small- and medium-sized businesses everywhere.
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Peregrine cuts jobs in fight for survival

Peregrine Systems Inc plans to almost halve its workforce in the next few weeks but claims that the loss of 1,400 jobs will have a "minimal effect on customers" and the level of support and services it offers. The new management team at the scandal-engulfed company is also planning similar cuts in its operations outside …
ComputerWire, 19 Jun 2002
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Apple Q3 warning on weak demand

Apple Computer Inc said yesterday a spending slowdown in its consumer and publishing markets means its revenue will come in less than expected in the quarter ended June 30, which will have a slight knock-on effect on its bottom line. "Like others in our industry, we are experiencing a slowdown in sales this quarter. As a …
ComputerWire, 19 Jun 2002
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Secure content software market grows at a lick

Latest market forecast data compiled by International Data Corp Inc indicates that the worldwide secure content management market will reach a level of $4.2bn by 2005, growing at an annual clip of 20%. The market for secure content management software is emerging around a need to protect information, optimize operational …
ComputerWire, 19 Jun 2002
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Nvidia analysis ‘shockingly ignorant’

Letter Re: Why Nvidia cg won't work
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Jun 2002
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Audiogalaxy runs up white flag

Audiogalaxy, the P2P music sharing service, was taken down yesterday, following a near fatal attack of the lawsuits. Although the home page was up, nothing was downloadable, not even a drum and bass mix one Reg reader "put up on the network last summer".
Drew Cullen, 19 Jun 2002
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MS judge signals she may want changes in antitrust deal

Microsoft antitrust judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly may be on the point of kicking over the whole proposed Microsoft-DoJ settlement. And who knows, it might even be deliberate. Yesterday she issued an order instructing the dissenting states and Microsoft to be ready to answer questions about how their proposals could be modified, if necessary.
John Lettice, 19 Jun 2002
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Apple Israel chief calls for ‘Save Hebrew’ write-in

Itzik Radishkovitz, CEO of Apple's Israel representative Yeda, called for a worldwide user campaign to pressure Microsoft to add localization support for Hebrew in its Mac products, in an interview with The Register today.
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Jun 2002
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KPNQwest survives shutdown threat (no. 94)

The latest threat to pull the plug on KPNQwest's pan-European network appears to have been averted.
Tim Richardson, 19 Jun 2002
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Handspring's reputation sticks like mud

The Register has acquired something of a reputation for rebranding some of the IT industry's most overhyped entities, with 'Itanic', 'Chipzilla', and the 'SirCam Merger' all passing into popular usage.
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Jun 2002
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Something old, something new from IT-minds.com

All of this week's featured books from Reg associate IT-minds.com are discounted at a healthy 40 per cent and include a mix of old classics and new releases such as:
Team Register, 19 Jun 2002
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AMD touts Athlon MP 2100+

AMD today launched a multiprocessor version of the Athlon 2100+. It costs $262 when you buy 1,000 units and 34 OEMs are coming to market with servers based on the chip.
Drew Cullen, 19 Jun 2002
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Tele2's lonely hearts search of new love

The 10-strong sales force recently jilted by wireless broadband ISP Tele2 UK is looking for a new partner.
Tim Richardson, 19 Jun 2002
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Riversoft unleashes mother of all disclaimers

We know how much Reg readers enjoy a good disclaimer, so it is with great pleasure that we bring you this classic pertaining to Micromuse's buyout of Riversoft, announced today. It's a blockbuster of turgid legalese, to be sure, although inexplicably pleasing in its madness.
Lester Haines, 19 Jun 2002
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Arise, Sir Peter Rigby

Founded in 1975 by Peter Rigby with £2,000 in cash, SCH is still privately held. Rigby is a huge cheese on the West Midlands business scene. This man is going to get a knighthood - three to five years max.
Drew Cullen, 19 Jun 2002
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ATI makes loss (or is that profit)?

ATI, Canada's biggest graphics chip maker, fell into the red in Q3, declaring a net loss of $2m for the three months to May 31. But look at it another way and come up with something called adjusted net income then the company pulls a $19,2m profit out of the bag.
Drew Cullen, 19 Jun 2002

World+dog snaps at HP server biz

Server Briefing The new HP, now a month or so on from its acquisition of Compaq, certainly started out with a commanding position in the server arena. And, short of customers rejecting the merged operation en masse, it's hard to see HP losing its third of the market - a market share well above its chief rivals, IBM, Sun and Dell, and matched only by everyone else put together - at least in the short term.
Tony Smith, 19 Jun 2002
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FTC declares war on Rambus

The Federal Trade Commission is filing suit against Rambus for its 'deception' of JEDEC, the DRAM standards-setting organisation.
Drew Cullen, 19 Jun 2002
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UK court quashes VIA case against Intel

Some action at last in the long-festering dispute between Intel and VIA over rights to make chipsets for the Pentium 4. And in the UK, of all places. But it's not good news for the Taiwanese 'core logic' designer, which saw its antitrust case against Intel thrown out by the Chancery Division of the High Court in London.
Drew Cullen, 19 Jun 2002

Sun software offers sizzle but no meat

The economy's tanking, and despair abounds. So no computer company should be chastised too harshly for trying to market its way out of the trough.
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Jun 2002