2nd > September > 2002 Archive

Hynix claims early high-end graphics memory lead

ComputerWire, 02 Sep 2002
Cat 5 cable

Legend builds China's first supercomputer

ComputerWire, 02 Sep 2002
SGI logo hardware close-up

Sun lines up OEMs for reborn Solaris on Intel

ComputerWire, 02 Sep 2002

Sun seeks many Davids for MS Office fight

ComputerWire, 02 Sep 2002

Web Services era ‘drawing to close’

ComputerWire, 02 Sep 2002

Spurned bidders slam ICANN .org redelegation

ComputerWire, 02 Sep 2002

Walmart.com flogs $199 Linux OS PCs

Wal-Mart is famous/notorious for its relentless focus on price.
Drew Cullen, 02 Sep 2002

SEC sends letter to Nvidia

Nvidia has received a letter from the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) seeking more details about its accounting practices.
Drew Cullen, 02 Sep 2002

Apple's x86 OS named, sized

It's long been assumed that Apple has maintained an x86-compatible version of its old NeXT OS, which these days is marketed as Mac OS X. But now a report at eWeek confirms its existence, status and staffing levels.
Andrew Orlowski, 02 Sep 2002

Vodafone preps £8bn bid for SFR

Vodafone is getting ready to make a bid for Vivendi-controlled French mobile phone company, SFR.
Tim Richardson, 02 Sep 2002

Spammers help Klez top the virus charts

Variants of the Klez worm were by far the most common viruses circulating on the Internet last month.
John Leyden, 02 Sep 2002

Bertelsmann to ‘pull Napster plug’

German media giant Bertelsmann could be ending its love affair with the Internet following reports that it is looking to sell its online book business and cease the funding of Napster.
Tim Richardson, 02 Sep 2002

Cap Cyborg to chip 11 year old in wake of UK child killings

Captain Cyborg, aka Professor Kevin Warwick of Reading University, is generally a harmless if somewhat tedious self-publicist whose risible 'experiments' pay his rent and provide the less critical elements of the press with a never-ending stream of stupid stories. But an exclusive in today's Daily Mirror serves to illustrate that such maniacs are not always harmless.
John Lettice, 02 Sep 2002

Gateway 2002 sales at low-end of forecasts

Gateway's sales for 2002 will probably be at the low end of previously published company forecasts of $4.5bn-$5bn, CFO Joe Burke told Bloomberg last week.
Drew Cullen, 02 Sep 2002

WinXP SP1 out next Monday – but can you avoid it?

Windows XP Service Pack 1 is complete, and will be available for download and via CD (cost as yet unspecified) from next Monday (9th September). According to the release, it "provides enhanced user experience" and "brings enhanced security, reliability and compatibility to business and home users." It also fixes some bugs, and includes the " required changes of the proposed consent decree signed with the U.S. Department of Justice and nine state attorneys general."
John Lettice, 02 Sep 2002

CAA mulls ban on laptops which don't exist

Laptop PCs may be banned from planes amid concern that the latest wireless technologies interfere with aircraft safety systems.
John Leyden, 02 Sep 2002

Softline resells Rapid Group to original owner

Softline AG has sold Rapid Group, the UK reseller group, to original owner John McCartney.
Drew Cullen, 02 Sep 2002

China blocks Google. Allegedly

Chinese authorities are feared to have blocked access to popular search engine, Google, ahead of the Communist Party congress in November.
Tim Richardson, 02 Sep 2002

Telewest offers broadband in Devon, Cornwall

Telewest has started offering cable broadband services to punters in Devon and Cornwall.
Tim Richardson, 02 Sep 2002

VIA sales down in August (or is that up?)

Compared with, say, UK firms, VIA Technologies is unusually open about sales figures, publishing results each month.
Drew Cullen, 02 Sep 2002

Job axe swings over 96 heads at Insight UK

The job axe hangs over 96 UK workers in US-owned mail order giant Insight following second quarter losses in Britain of £2.5 million.
John Leyden, 02 Sep 2002