MS poised to announce .NET Server RC1?
Windows .NET Server is poised to reach the Release Candidate 1 milestone, claims Steven Bink of WindowsXP.nu. This would likely put RTM (Release to Manufacture) somewhere in Q4, so the server version would be out a year in arrears of XP's rollout.
P45s for Porn Surfers
A quarter of UK companies have dismissed employees for Internet misconduct with the majority of sackings for online porn, according to a survey released today by Websens, the Internet censorware outfit.
Broadband users called to protest against BT
A Kent businessman is calling on people to join him in a protest about BT's poor broadband service.
EU report calls for widespread open source adoption
A European Commission funded report into the pooling of software across the EU's administrations has recommended that governments share and adapt software via the Open Source model. The study, conducted by (arf arf) sometime Microsoft buddies Unisys, calls for a development program lasting six years, starting with a clearing house to which governments could 'donate' software for reuse, with a total investment of E6 million over the period.
WorldCom takes the Fifth
WorldCom's former CEO, Bernard Ebbers, and former CFO, Scott Sullivan, sat like a pair of sock puppets in front of the House Committee on Financial Services, repeatedly chirping a single rehearsed answer to each question during a hearing on the company's dirty dealings in Washington Monday.
Sun shines on Scots job market
Sun is to transfer some production of its flagship enterprise server from the US to its plant at Linlithgow, Scotland.
Web site censored over pictures of traffic wardens
Traffic wardens in Canterbury, Kent say they have been "harassed, alarmed and distressed" by a Web site lampooning their activities.
Europe unhappy over local loops
The EU Competition Commissioner has said the unbundling of local loops in Europe remains slow, once again suggesting that legal action may be on the horizon.
Why Microsoft C# is ‘paralysed or dead’
LettersOur recent etymological diversion Why Microsoft makes a complete hash out of C# prompted a huge response, more than 200 emails.
BT Retail to flog 24/7 Net access
BT Retail is to flog 24/7 unmetered dial-up Net access direct to its punters as part of an extension of its BT Together range of products.
Mitel cuts staff hours to pare payroll
Mitel Networks is reducing staff working hours - and cutting their pay by 10 per cent - in a move to cut the wage bill over the summer months.
Celebrity Apple cronies silent on community expulsions
Apple's wealthiest and most prominent celebrity cheerleaders have yet to break their silence on the company's culling of its grassroots publishers.