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.
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.
The Future of 24/7 Computing is…
Yesterday, visitors to Microsoft's ASP.Net site were greeted with the following message:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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".
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.
Thieves raid Taxan UK warehouse
A gang of thieves stole more than £175,000-worth of kit from Taxan UK last night.