Transmeta has announced that it's entering the Windows CE business. Just as everyone else is leaving, you might jest.
Opera poised for beta of version 7 heavy duty rewrite
'Other' browser developer Opera Software intends to go to first beta of its new version, Opera 7, soon, with soon probably meaning weeks rather than days or months. Bugs permitting, naturally. The new browser, which represents an extensive rewrite, will be out first on the Windows platform, but according to a spokesman this has at least as much to do with Opera's Linux developers being on overload as with any kind of favouritism.
Linux, StarOffice in frame for 45k Oz desktop deal?
Australian telco Telstra is looking at Linux as a possible new standard platform for its 45,000 desktops, according to a report by ITnews Australia. Telstra at the moment is just considering Linux and Sun StarOffice as possible candidates for its corporate standard, but a deal of this size would be a major boost for open source on the desktop, particularly as, ITnews reports, Telstra is Microsoft's biggest Australian customer.
Bark twice for bear – hunting dogs get mobile phones
Some while back, when the times were still good, Nokia was happily predicting that the reason mobile phone sales would continue to grow was because people would have several apiece. You know, the cool one for clubbing, the chunkier one for email, the waterproof one for scuba-diving... Well that all turns out to be far too unimaginative - why the blazes stop at people?
BT sets more broadband trigger levels
BT Wholesale announced the broadband registration trigger levels for a further 169 exchanges yesterday, giving hope to yet more people that one day, maybe, just maybe, they too could get affordable broadband in their area.
Big-media Axis of Evil on the march
The Recording Industry Ass. of America (RIAA) may have temporarily abandoned plans to censor Web sites available to American surfers, but they've still got their shock troops on heightened alert. Recently they've attempted to force Verizon.net to identify a customer they claim is making music files available for download. Verizon has refused, out of concern that it might expose itself to liability on privacy grounds. The RIAA has filed a second demand with the courts in Washington, DC, claiming that the customer's privacy rights are nullified by its superior copyright concerns. Apparently the presumption of innocence will be another casualty of that glorious crusade.
BT coughs to AOL broadband slowdown
Last week AOL UK got a right old lashing following customer complaints about its broadband service.
Punters unaware of ISDN-to-ADSL conversion
Sheffield-based ISP PlusNet claims ISDN users are still under the impression that they have to pay through the nose to upgrade to broadband.
Small and rack servers shine through market gloom
Server shipments in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) continued to decline in the last three months, with sales down by four per cent in Q2 2002.
BT Broadband in summer promo
BT Broadband - the stripped down, frill-less (or is that "thrill-less") high-speed Net access service from BT Retail - is now a smidge cheaper.
CacheFlow dons Blue Coat moniker
CacheFlow, which made its name supplying hardware based caching devices to telcos, yesterday announced a change of name and a change of emphasis to security supplier.
MSN cuddles up to OS X
Microsoft will produce a version of its MSN browser client for Mac OS X next year, the company said yesterday. The client is bundled with the MSN ISP, or available by subscription.
UK's DMCA: there ain't no sanity clause
The UK's take on the "European DMCA" - the European Copyright Directive - will make criminals out of ordinary computer users, according to a new critique by the UK Campaign for Digital Rights. And it will also fail to protect researchers, says Julian Midgley who penned the report.
Swedish government mulls Linux
Despite signing a recent deal with Microsoft, Sweden has become the latest country to investigate the benefits of free software.
BBC to host Bill Thompson vs John Perry Barlow
Bill Thompson, whose Damn The Constitution polemic we published here , will take to the air on BBC's flagship Newsnight current affairs slot tonight. (10:30PM BST, 2:30PM Pacific Time)
Admins slow to tackle SSL security risks
Web admins are faster at fixing flaws to conventional Web servers than SSL servers, figures from Netcraft latest Web site survey suggest.
Worm spreads through KaZaA network, again
Virus watchers have discovered the latest in a line of viruses targeted at file sharing networks.
Chip sector releases mixed figures
The semiconductor sector received mixed news on Wednesday. Sales of equipment used to make chips were down again, but orders were up.