Ireland joins the flat rate society
Esat could introduce flat-rate Internet access by the end of the summer, ElectricNews.Net has learned.
Palladium tech up for discussion, says MS security chief
Unaccountably, Microsoft seems to have forgotten to invite The Register to Tech Ed in Barcelona this week, but we're pleased to see some useful information making it into the public prints. Yesterday, IDG News correspondent Gillian Law obtained some useful information about Palladium from Microsoft UK chief security officer Stuart Okin.
Microsoft books LinuxWorld stand in bid for ‘dialogue’
Microsoft is to exhibit at LinuxWorld Expo this August, and it appears that the company wants to be nice. Yesterday, Linux Today spotted the Beast's presence on the Expo exhibitor list, and after publicising this was contacted by an apparently kinder, gentler Microsoft.
2600 withdraws Supreme Court appeal in DeCSS case
Hacker magazine 2600 is to drop its appeal to the Supreme Court after concluding it had little chance of establishing its right to post links to the DeCSS utility.
Liberty Media talks with Telewest
Telewest is to hold talks with Liberty Media about the future of the debt laden UK cableco.
Greek ban on gaming threatens Internet cafes
A Register reader in Greece emails us claiming that the Greek government has effectively outlawed Internet cafes by "all LAN and Internet games and any kind of game that is supported by electrical, electronic or software means." If anybody so much as has something looking like a game on the screen, he tells us, the cafe manager is liable for arrest.
Why Microsoft makes a complete hash out of C#
The # key on US keyboards is a minor irritation for the British - it's where '£', our pound sign, should be.
Dan Technology – how big was it anyway?
An unnamed buyer is waiting in the wings to buy Dan Technology, the bust computer builder, receivers BDO Stoy Hayward told Computer Buyer today.
IBM blades cut it for Giga
IBM's launch of high-end enterprise blade servers in Q3 has earned the thumbs up from analyst firm Giga.
Orange network glitch resolved
Orange claims the network problems that hit some phone users yesterday have now been resolved.
Microsoft's Mac chief explains Hebrew position
Microsoft's Macintosh chief Kevin Browne has responded to our questions. He urges users to contact the Mac team, providing an email, and suggests that Microsoft can't make much more headway with right-to-left support before Apple provides the necessary support in the operating system. Browne says that previous experiments with third parties providing localization have "not been successful".
cDc prepares user-friendly stego app
In an effort to help Netizens in the more paranoid corners of the world evade national censorship, the cDc's Hacktivismo group is developing a browser product called Camera/Shy capable of creating and displaying images with messages which would likely get a Web site shut down or filtered in places like Saudi Arabia and China.
Freeserve junks Inktomi, goes FAST
Freeserve, the UK's biggest ISP, has picked FAST to run its search engine, directory and ecommerce search ops.
DRAM VAT fraudsters jailed for 18 ½ years
Four British computer dealers were sentenced today a total of 18 and a half years for a £39 million series of VAT and duty frauds involving components imported from the US and Hong Kong.
Web Server vulnerability reaches all time high
The Web may be more vulnerable to attack now than at any time previously. That's the stark conclusion of Netcraft's latest monthly survey of Web servers, which expresses concerns over the emergence of serious vulnerabilities in both Microsoft IIS and Apache Web servers over the last month.