20th > June > 2002 Archive

Furry Fetish Fury!

LettersA snide reference to the Furry cult - it's not a fetish, as we'll discover- has prompted two letters to El Reg.
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Jun 2002

MS refuses judge's order, antitrust meltdown to follow?

Two days ago Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly issued an order demanding a measure of compromise from the warring parties, and yesterday Microsoft refused to comply. So the scene is now set for a collision that could take down the DoJ-Microsoft settlement and set the whole trial roadshow in motion again.
John Lettice, 20 Jun 2002

Microsoft's Hebrew, Arabic snub: your pain

LettersYour letters continue to flood in about the lack of support for Hebrew, Arabic and right-to-left languages on the Macintosh.
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Jun 2002
SGI logo hardware close-up

HP upgrades NonStop Servers

ComputerWire, 20 Jun 2002

MS serves up BizTalk for smaller businesses

ComputerWire, 20 Jun 2002

Cloudmark takes Napster model to spam blocking

ComputerWire, 20 Jun 2002

Taiwan LCD sector overtakes Korea

ComputerWire, 20 Jun 2002

Arson blamed for Beijing cyber cafe fire

Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of starting a fire at a cyber cafe in Beijing in which 24 people died and 13 were injured.
Tim Richardson, 20 Jun 2002

Monday: gets that Monday morning feeling

Those readers who enjoyed our recent report on the moment of corporate insanity which provoked PwC Consulting to rebrand as Monday: will doubtless take malicious pleasure in the following.
Lester Haines, 20 Jun 2002

WLAN Hotspots warm up

Two WLAN hotspot surveys are out (or rather publicised for the first time). this week and both predict roaring trade. There’s a difference opinion over the numbers, but both InStat/MDR and TeleAnalytics (TA) predict big growth.
Drew Cullen, 20 Jun 2002

Microsoft takes hostages for next anti-Java legal round

Rick Ross, founder of the JavaLobby community forum was deposed by Microsoft attorneys last week and his account of the session gives a glimpse into Microsoft's next round of legal warfare against Sun.
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Jun 2002

BT thumped by new competition proposals

BT faces the threat of stiffer competition from rival operators following the announcement of reforms from telecoms watchdog Oftel.
Tim Richardson, 20 Jun 2002

Nokia lowers sales estimates

After announcing reduced sales estimates, Nokia said colour screens and MMS technology will entice consumers to buy new mobile phones.
ElectricNews.net, 20 Jun 2002

MS to pull Java in 2004 – why you knew this already

Microsoft, you may have heard from many sources in the past couple of days, is to stop shipping Java in 2004. Shocking, eh? But you've known that for well over a year, really.
John Lettice, 20 Jun 2002

US ISPs fight for ‘competitive broadband markets’

Around 100 US ISPs have banded together to fight for what they describe as the "future of competitive broadband markets".
Tim Richardson, 20 Jun 2002

Opera makes hay with MS Mac Arabic/Hebrew snub

Opera software has responded to the international outcry against Microsoft's lack of support for localization in its Macintosh products.
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Jun 2002