31st > July > 2002 Archive

PayPal adds FrontPage wizard to developer channel

ComputerWire, 31 Jul 2002

IBM buys PwC Consulting on the cheap

ComputerWire, 31 Jul 2002

Clock ticks on Microsoft's licensing – opposition remains

ComputerWire, 31 Jul 2002

CA to record stock options as expenses

ComputerWire, 31 Jul 2002

EarthLink's mix shifts toward broadband

ComputerWire, 31 Jul 2002

EU solicits anti-cybersquatter advice

The European Union is looking for suggestions about how to deal with cybersquatting as it prepares to launch the .eu domain, Matthew Clark writes.
ElectricNews.net, 31 Jul 2002

Win2k SP3 live tomorrow, but downloadable today

Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 is out, available now to the company's major customers, and to everybody else from Thursday. It currently being Wednesday, and Microsoft's record on dispensing service packs in an orderly and controlled manner being what it is, you will be entirely unsurprised that you can currently download it anyway, here.
John Lettice, 31 Jul 2002

MS thumps the shared source in academia tub

Academics from the UK's Lancaster University were this week given the snappily-titled Microsoft Windows Embedded Academic Excellence Award for work on IPV6 implementation involving shared source access to Microsoft code. This and other triumphs for the company's shared source programme were publicised at the Third Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, where "more than 325" (we really wish people wouldn't do this - 326, then?) top researchers gathered.
John Lettice, 31 Jul 2002

Dodgy discounts offered ahead of MS licensing deadline?

An informant in the channel writes alleging Microsoft customers (or even more so, non-Microsoft customers) have an opportunity to achieve spectacular discounts in the last-minute sales rush before tomorrow's Licensing 6.0 deadline. As you know, 31st July is your absolute last chance to do something about your Microsoft licensing situation prior to the new regime kicking in tomorrow, and as you also may have heard, many customers remain deeply unenthusiastic.
John Lettice, 31 Jul 2002

Sizzling Summer discounts from IT-minds

This week's sizzling Summer discount offer from Reg associate IT-minds.com is the mighty Neil Bradley's new XSL Companion. A concise, comprehensive and accessible guide to the scope, strengths and limitations of the XSL (eXtensible Stylesheet Language) family of stylesheet standards for XML, this book explains the practical ways in which XSL can be utilized for formatting and manipulating information held in the hugely popular XML data format. Bradley's new edition of the best-selling 'XSL Companion' covers all the features of the new XSLT standard. Usual price £28.99 but available to you for £20.29!
Lester Haines, 31 Jul 2002

IBM kills Monday:

We all knew it was coming. When PwC Consulting recently announced - to a flourish of trumpets and Flash graphics - that it was relaunching as Monday:, it was only a matter of time before the whole preposterous venture went convincingly titsup.
Lester Haines, 31 Jul 2002

Nvidia's rotten Q2

Nvidia had a rotten quarter in Q2, with sales plummeting up to $172.9m from Q1.
Drew Cullen, 31 Jul 2002

Aussies go for scramjet gold

The Australians have apparently succeeded where NASA spectacularly failed in firing up an experimental scramjet. The news has caused much excitement at Vulture Central with the prospect of the hypersonic flying car we were promised in the early 1970s now one step closer to realisation.
Lester Haines, 31 Jul 2002

IBM enables DB2 for AMD Opteron

IBM is optimising DB2, its enterprise database, on Opteron, AMD's upcoming 64-bit multiprocessor platform.
Drew Cullen, 31 Jul 2002

OASIS adopts UDDI 3.0

ComputerWire, 31 Jul 2002

HP invokes DMCA to quash Tru64 bug report

Hewlett Packard has threatened to use computer crime laws and the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act to muzzle a group of security researchers who unearthed a flaw in its Tru64 operating system.
John Leyden, 31 Jul 2002

VeriSign, Segway, JPEGs, lava lamps

LettersNo flame of the week, this week. But a glorious howitzer aimed in the direction of the .com monopoly kicks off this week's eclectic postbag:-
Andrew Orlowski, 31 Jul 2002

DVD: the new saviour of the PC industry?

DVD could be the key driver in hauling PC makers from the Slough of Despond.
Drew Cullen, 31 Jul 2002

Cisco exec pleads guilty to $50m fraud

Disgraced former Cisco Systems executive Robert Gordon has pleaded guilty to fraud and insider dealing charges.
John Leyden, 31 Jul 2002

Geeks. Law. Everything in between

Site of The DayOftentimes, lawyers ask us for references to cases/ opinions when we cover legal stories. This not our bag, but it fits snugly into Greplaw, a new Berkman Internet and Society production.
Drew Cullen, 31 Jul 2002

Klez tops the virus charts

Yet again, variants of the Klez worm are by far the most common viruses circulating on the Internet.
John Leyden, 31 Jul 2002

That £76 Vaio notacontract receipt explained

After two days of dead silence, The Register has been given a statement on the Foris £76 Viao fiasco - but from WorldPay, not Foris. Silence continues to reign in that particular quarter.
John Lettice, 31 Jul 2002

Today's MS Licensing 6.0 deadline to loom again tomorrow

OK, so you didn't give in and buy Microsoft Software Assurance or Upgrade Advantage in good time, and today you haven't given in to the blandishments of the resellers desperate to get you to save yourself "35-60% in future upgrades" by putting your hand in your pocket. So at midnight, you'll be safe, because the Microsoft Licensing 6.0 scheme will have kicked in, and that's that - these maniacs are going to stop calling you, at least while they go on holiday to spend their vast accrued commission.
John Lettice, 31 Jul 2002

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