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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
IBM enables DB2 for AMD Opteron
IBM is optimising DB2, its enterprise database, on Opteron, AMD's upcoming 64-bit multiprocessor platform.
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.
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:-
DVD: the new saviour of the PC industry?
DVD could be the key driver in hauling PC makers from the Slough of Despond.
Cisco exec pleads guilty to $50m fraud
Disgraced former Cisco Systems executive Robert Gordon has pleaded guilty to fraud and insider dealing charges.
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.
Klez tops the virus charts
Yet again, variants of the Klez worm are by far the most common viruses circulating on the Internet.
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.
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.