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Microsoft exposes more Windows code

Microsoft Corp will expose more Windows source code for public consumption today, this time in compliance with a proposed antitrust settlement. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft is making available to third parties 113 protocols used for communication between Windows clients and servers under the Communications Protocol …
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HP refreshes midrange PA, Alpha servers

Hewlett Packard Co today will roll its 875MHz PA-8700+ processor into its core midrange Unix server line. It will also roll out enhanced AlphaServer machines in the line of Unix machines inherited as part of its acquisition of Compaq Computer Corp a few months ago, Timothy Prickett Morgan writes The new PA-8700+ chips …

Sun puts 1.05GHz US-III+ in midrange, enterprise servers

Sun Microsystems Inc today will announce that it is rolling out its 1.05GHz UltraSparc-III+. It has been selling this in its Sun Blade workstations but has not yet put into its server line, Timothy Prickett Morgan writes. The fastest UltraSparc-III processor that has been available in all of Sun's entry, midrange and …

Vodafone to source Sharp camera phones – report

Vodafone Ltd, Vodafone Group Plc's UK network operator, is preparing a pre-Christmas marketing blitz based around the virtues of camera-enabled phones similar to those that have proved a roaring success for its parent's Japanese subsidiary, J-Phone Ltd. In Japan, camera phones have been credited with igniting massive …
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Linux sales fell in 2001, on rebound

Revenue from the open source Linux operating system dipped in 2001 after two consecutive years of substantial growth, but is still on track to become a $280m market by 2006, according to the latest research from IDC. According to the Framingham, Massachusetts-based market research company, worldwide revenue from Linux was …

Network Physics tackles network chaos

Network Physics Inc, a company that launched last year with the intent of bringing chaos theory to enterprise network management, sees itself in the internet route control market by the end of the year, and yesterday released the second in a trio of product upgrades that will take it there. Having released its packet …
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BT looks up directories for revenue boost

BT today outlined plans to expand its directories operation following Oftel's decision to deregulate the 192 service and the recent acquisition of Scoot's business.
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BT sets broadband trigger levels for 88 more exchanges

BT Wholesale today set broadband registration trigger levels for 88 more exchanges. For 53 exchanges, the telco has set a trigger level of 200 customer registrations. This reflects lower than average costs, BT says.
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Yahoo! takes! stake! in Sonora! Zed!

US Internet giant Yahoo! said on Tuesday it had acquired a 15 percent stake in European wireless portal Sonera Zed.
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IT and the Business Cycle

There is a regular business cycle, which lasts for about 9 years. The cycle is characterised by a period of growth, then strong growth and then recession. Unfortunately, the cycle isn't exact and it isn't dependable, or else you could make money out of it, by gambling on it. Sometimes it lasts 7 years, sometimes 10 or 11.
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Israeli teenagers charged with Goner virus outbreak

Five Israeli teenagers have been charged with creating and spreading the W32/Goner-A virus, which spread rapidly on the Internet after its release in December last year.
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Redbus runs over Stanford

Redbus Interhouse, the Uk web hosting firm, has successfully beaten off a challenge from co-founder Cliff Stanford to overthrow the board.
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Telecom Italia shows startling honesty

Today we received a press release by email with the following headline.
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NEC flogs Transmeta green PC

NEC yesterday unveiled the Powermate eco, a 'green' PC, incorporating 100 per cent recyclable plastic, low-power Transmeta CPU, and 15in LCD monitor.
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BTopenwoe gives up punters' home addresses

A security gaffe by BT means that if you know someone's BT Click email address you stand a good chance of finding their place of residence.
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FBI plays cyber-fear card again

There's a new warning from the FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC), an elite cyber squad famous for infecting its own network with SirCam, and which consistently manages to worry us about the wrong things at the wrong time.