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PC-compatible MacOS comes at a price

Exciting news from the world of Apple. Eighteen years after the launch of the Macintosh, Apple has made a PC-compatible version of MacOS. But it comes at a steep price. Apple chose to break this extraordinary news at the unlikely venue of CompUSA's web store, as this picture [click to enlarge] illustrates.
Andrew Orlowski, 05 Aug 2002
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AOL probe centres on PurchasePro deal

The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into the particulars of dealings between AOL Time Warner Inc and PurchasePro.com Inc, according to reports Friday. The Wall Street Journal quoted sources saying the SEC has contacted Las Vegas-based PurchasePro for documents as part of a wider probe of AOL's accounting …
ComputerWire, 05 Aug 2002

Sun makes midframe servers more resilient

Sun Microsystems Inc has taken some of the high-end resiliency features it created for its "Starfire" Enterprise 10000 servers and improved upon in its "StarCat" Sun Fire 15000 and "StarKitty" Sun Fire 12000 servers and rolled them into its Sun Fire midrange line, which it often refers to as its midframe line because they …
ComputerWire, 05 Aug 2002
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Anonymizer preps Private Surfing 2.0

Anonymizer Inc will tomorrow introduce version 2.0 of its popular anonymous web surfing service, Private Surfing, containing more features aimed at advancing its position in what CEO Bill Unrue calls the "privacy arms race", Kevin Murphy writes.
ComputerWire, 05 Aug 2002
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Oracle J2EE 1.3 Compliance, at last

After losing the race for Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.3 application server certification to BEA Systems Inc, Oracle Corp has finally reached the finishing line, Gavin Clarke writes. Redwood Shores, California-based Oracle's 9i Application Server (9iAS) 2.0 is expected to announce J2EE 1.3 certification this week, …
ComputerWire, 05 Aug 2002
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Sugar buys the company formerly known as Viglen

Sir Alan Sugar, chairman of Learning Technology Plc, a network integrator and PC retailer to the UK education market, has decided to bring the company back under his control for a bargain-basement price after seeing its share price plummet to record lows in July. Expressing disgust at the meltdown in technology stocks, the …
ComputerWire, 05 Aug 2002
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Yahoo! returns! to! the! auction! biz!

Only months after shutting down five European auction sites, Yahoo! said it will develop co-branded auction sites in Scandinavia with QXL Ricardo.
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Notebooks jump, desktops slump

The mobile PC is rapidly moving up the must-have list of organisations across the US, according to the latest study from Gartner. The firm pumped out its latest assessment of the PC marketplace and discovered that mobile PCs experienced comparatively exceptional growth.
IT-Analysis, 05 Aug 2002
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Bidders flee Global Crossing UK

The UK arm of Global Crossing, the financially stricken US carrier, is to file for administration, following the collapse of an auction for the company, the Sunday Telegraph says.
Drew Cullen, 05 Aug 2002
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Vivendi to sell Scoot.com

Vivendi Universal is preparing to sell off Scoot.com, or rather the bit that it owns, according to Les Echos.
Drew Cullen, 05 Aug 2002
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Football. Culture. Everything in between

Site(s) of The Day With the kick-off of the football season North of the border last weekend, and the beginning of the Nationwide season next it's high time Site of the Day took a look at the world of football Web sites.
John Leyden, 05 Aug 2002
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Windows comes to Bhutan

A localised version of Microsoft Windows is in the offing for the people of Bhutan. Launching in 2003, This is expected to replace seven incompatible Dzongkha (the Bhutanese language) computer systems, ensuring that the Tibetan script fonts are displayed the same way for the first time.
Drew Cullen, 05 Aug 2002

Sun claims ECperf 4way server best

Sun Microsystems has fired a fresh salvo at the Wintel camp in the ongoing benchmarketing wars with the release of performance figures for its four-way Sun Fire V480 server.
John Leyden, 05 Aug 2002
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Register to launch UK ISP service on 19 August

On 19 August the mighty Reg is launching its very own UK virtual ISP, the fetchingly-titled Vulture Capitalist ISP, or vcisp.net for short. The service is an affiliate deal between Situation Publishing and Affinity Internet and will offer UK Reg fans top-quality internet access products at competetive prices including, …
Team Register, 05 Aug 2002
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Silicon France goes titsup.fr

Silicon Media Group announced Friday that it was selling its UK assets to CNET. We wondered what would happen to the IT news service's newer, smaller operations in France and Germany.
Drew Cullen, 05 Aug 2002
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Captain Cyborg takes the pee on Radio 5 Live

Captain Cyborg, aka Kevin Warwick, has being talking urine during his latest promotional outing.
John Leyden, 05 Aug 2002

The Bastard School of Recruitment

Episode 17 BOFH 2002: Episode 17
Simon Travaglia, 05 Aug 2002
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Cash'n'Carrion sinks claws into Nigerian 419 scam

The Summer apparel offensive continues at our Cash'n'Carrion Reg shop with the release of two exciting new products.
Lester Haines, 05 Aug 2002
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Chevin acquires Jyra Research. Or does it?

Network management firm Chevin has swooped to acquire the UK assets of Jyra Research from liquidators, but questions remain about the ownership and development of Jyra's performance management technology.
John Leyden, 05 Aug 2002