14th > August > 2002 Archive

Idiobots: an apology

It's the policy of The Register to correct errors as soon as possible.
Andrew Orlowski, 14 Aug 2002

Sun makes licensing peace offering to OpenOffice.org

Sun yesterday unveiled licensing relaxations designed to placate critics and boost contributions to OpenOffice.org, the open source office suite project. Sun, no stranger to abuse from the open source community over its licensing terms and conditions, has come under fire because contributors to OpenOffice.org had to sign an agreement giving Sun rights to their work.
Justin Clift, 14 Aug 2002

Compaq.com surfers in random redirection mystery

Compaq and HP staff visiting the Compaq.com Web site this morning were thrown a wild card.
John Leyden, 14 Aug 2002

Incumbents own Europe's DSL market

ComputerWire, 14 Aug 2002

WiFi hotspots pose threat to US 3G – US Bancorp

ComputerWire, 14 Aug 2002

Orange joins UK MMS fray

ComputerWire, 14 Aug 2002

NAI ups offer for McAfee.com

ComputerWire, 14 Aug 2002

Siebel barter deals carry on rising

ComputerWire, 14 Aug 2002

BT Broadband accuses P2P users of copyright abuse

BT is threatening to kick users of P2P applications off its broadband service, citing copyright abuse.
John Leyden, 14 Aug 2002

Thus attacks ‘unsustainable pricing’

Thus, the alternative telco, has accused rivals of adopting "unsustainable pricing", contributing to an uncertain future for the telecoms industry.
Tim Richardson, 14 Aug 2002

Computer virus threats on the decline?

Many security analysts agree that there has been an apparent fall in virus attacks in 2002, but they still warn potential victims to keep their guard up.
ElectricNews.net, 14 Aug 2002

Get your MS licences – 2% below cost!

The UK arm of Enta, the Taiwanese OEM distie, has provoked a furious response from rivals for selling Microsoft OEM licences at two per cent below cost. For cash, presumably upfront, of course.
Drew Cullen, 14 Aug 2002

Tiscali apologises for forum slurs

Tiscali UK has apologised to a Merseyside man after he became the victim of ridicule among some of the ISP's forum moderators.
Tim Richardson, 14 Aug 2002

Brightview acquires XO UK ISPs

Brightview - the privately funded UK-based outfit that includes IC24, Madasafish and Totalise among its stable of service providers - has bought the UK-based consumer ISP business that previously belonged to US telco XO Communications.
Tim Richardson, 14 Aug 2002

Apple chip breakthrough confounds physicists

Updated: Note - Averting further ridicule, Apple changed the offending text following publication of this article. See end for details.
Andrew Orlowski, 14 Aug 2002

DoS risk from Oracle9i debugging bug

A flaw in the debugging mechanism of Oracle9i supplies a mechanism for crackers to crash vulnerable servers.
John Leyden, 14 Aug 2002

NTL makes ‘steady progress’

NTL - which filed for US Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May - says that it made "steady progress" during Q2 against what it described as a "challenging backdrop".
Tim Richardson, 14 Aug 2002
DVD it in many colours

IBM launches Linux counterblast at Sun

IBM has launched a counter-offensive against Sun Microsystems's march into the Linux market.
John Leyden, 14 Aug 2002

The MeatSpace Mailbag

LettersDamn the Constitution: Europe must take back the Web
Andrew Orlowski, 14 Aug 2002

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