15th > August > 2002 Archive

Windows Apache security bug revealed

Default installations of Apache on Windows are susceptible to a bug discovered by Italian researcher Luigi Auriemma, Apache.org reports.
Thomas C Greene, 15 Aug 2002

Dell mocks MS' mandatory-OS regime

Dell has devised a cute trick to accommodate its big corporate customers without crossing its Lord and Master, Microsoft, which has decreed that all OEM computers shall be shipped with operating systems, according to a recent Cnet article.
Thomas C Greene, 15 Aug 2002

The Future of 24/7 Computing is…

Yesterday, visitors to Microsoft's ASP.Net site were greeted with the following message:
Drew Cullen, 15 Aug 2002

IBM confirms 15K job losses

IBM is cutting more than 15,600 jobs worldwide in its computer services and microelectronics divisions, due to lower demand for its products and services.
ElectricNews.net, 15 Aug 2002

Vodafone fails to make Irish 3G payment

Vodafone has failed to make the deadline for a €44m downpayment to the Irish government for its 3G licence, The Irish Times reports.
Drew Cullen, 15 Aug 2002

Bill Thompson answers critics

Writing in The Guardian newspaper today, Bill Thompson describes the reaction to his provocative essay Damn the Constitution: Europe must take back the Web that became the most talked-about tech piece last weekend.
Andrew Orlowski, 15 Aug 2002

Startup fends off Sun in domain dispute

Sun Microsystems has failed in its bid to wrest control of the domain esun.biz from small UK start-up Esun Limited using the STOP proceedings.
John Leyden, 15 Aug 2002

FoTW: "You will be executed in secret. LOL"

LettersNot all the responses to Bill Thompson's essay were as thoughtful as the ones we published here, in The Meatspace Mailbag/
Andrew Orlowski, 15 Aug 2002

Vendors seek grey market whistleblowers

The Anti-Gray Market Alliance, an association of mostly IT hardware vendors, has introduced a web drop for snitches, where "consumers and business customers can now quickly report incidences of suspected fraudulent sales, illegal brokering or counterfeit goods".
Drew Cullen, 15 Aug 2002

Sony confirms PS2 online plans

Sony is set to launch its online gaming offering for the PlayStation 2 in the USA on August 27, with the release of the official PS2 network adapter and some of the first titles to support online play - giving it a headstart of over two months on Microsoft's competing Xbox Live service.
gamesindustry.biz, 15 Aug 2002

Thieves raid Taxan UK warehouse

A gang of thieves stole more than £175,000-worth of kit from Taxan UK last night.
Drew Cullen, 15 Aug 2002
Cat 5 cable

IBM takes eLiza to low-end servers

IBM today launched a range of Intel-based servers designed to relieve reliability and manageability headaches for small businesses.
John Leyden, 15 Aug 2002

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