6th > September > 2002 Archive
Court sentences £50m MS piracy ring to 10 years
The UK end of a huge Microsoft software counterfeiting ring has been brought to book, with four convicted of conspiracy to defraud.
Xbox Linux project releases SuSE 8.0 howto
The Xbox Linux Project has now produced a tutorial on installing SuSE 8.0 on an Xbox, and from the look of it, although getting SuSE running is something of a triumph, the Project still has a way to go before it can be said to have turned the Xbox into a cheap, low-hassle Linux client.
NTL to emerge from Chapter 11 in October
NTL is expected to emerge from Chapter 11 protection next month after receiving the thumbs up from a US bankruptcy Court.
Nokia preps colour 3510i for consumers
Nokia today announced the 3510i, its first colour screen handset for the consumer market - i.e. it has to be cheap enough for teenagers to successfully pester their parents to buy the phone for Christmas.
PGP app yields remote root on Windows
A curious flaw in a PGP application's handling of file names could allow an attacker to own a remote Windows machine with a malicious, encrypted archive.
Bosses should stop snooping on staff email – MP
Tory MP Michael Fabricant is looking to introduce a Bill that would stop employers from snooping on employees' email.
Nokia launches 3650 Symbian phone
Good news today for Symbian from Nokia which today announced the Nokia 3650, a feature-rich handset built with a integrated digital camera, and powered by the operating system.
Pipexwoe bitch site renamed Pipexwow
Pipexwoe - the site set up for people to hurl insults or praise at the ISP - has changed its name to Pipexwow in an amazing turnaround of fortune.
Kid-chipper Cap Cyborg reported to police, social services
An electronics expert is attempting to unleash various authorities, including the General Medical Council, local social services and the police on Professor Kevin Warwick for his proposed kiddie-chipping activities.
O2 customer service reps are not working very hard today
O2 has been hit by a computer problem that has resulted in customer service staff being unable to access account details for as many as 400,000 customers.
Psion produces netBook refresh, OS upgrade
Psion's highly-regarded but barely heard of netBook has been updated - not a lot, but it shows it's not dead. The netBook, for new readers, is a handy little EPOC 5 box with VGA colour screen, PC Card slot and very good battery life. It is not cheap, but it's useful for people who need something with instant on and a decent keyboard that they can tote around.
Forgot to renew your domain? Never mind, it did it itself
This morning (and indeed yesterday morning) The Register received a nice email from our doppelgangers at Register.com, telling us our registration of theregister.ws is about to expire (on October 16th, something of a loose definition of 'about') and that it'd be renewed via the automatic renewal program on September 27th. The what?