26th > September > 2002 Archive

Dell Computers are American – official

After a long and tortuous process of deliberation, US Customs has decided that Dell's notebook computers are American.
Andrew Orlowski, 26 Sep 2002

Slapper Worm brought to heel

Two fresh variants of the Slapper worm, which spreads through Linux machines by exploiting a well-known flaw in OpenSSL libraries, have been sighted this week.
John Leyden, 26 Sep 2002

Siebel reference sites give poor references

ComputerWire, 26 Sep 2002

Register.com renewal strategy responsible for loss?

ComputerWire, 26 Sep 2002

KDE – Red Hat spat escalates

A leading KDE developer has quit Red Hat, in objection, he says, to the leading distro's decision to "unify" the desktop.
Andrew Orlowski, 26 Sep 2002

'Yes, I cheat', admits Microsoft manager

Oh, the perils of blogging. On her new weblog, the Belle of every PocketPC Ball Microsoft's Beth Goza admits to cheating at Xbox games.
Andrew Orlowski, 26 Sep 2002

China implicated in Dalai Lama hack plot

China has repeatedly attempted to crack into the Dalai Lama's computer network, according to its administrators.
John Leyden, 26 Sep 2002
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HP ships Itanium workstations running Red Hat

ComputerWire, 26 Sep 2002

SCH acquires French dealership

ComputerWire, 26 Sep 2002

HP pink slips another 1,800

ComputerWire, 26 Sep 2002

C&W preps massive job cuts

ComputerWire, 26 Sep 2002

Sony to unleash Wi-Fi, camera toting PalmOS 5 Clie

Next week, 2nd October, Sony will launch a deeply cool-looking PalmOS 5.0 Clie range, according to confidential Sony documentation seen by The Register. It's still only PalmOS 5.0 of course, rather than the Next Big Thing, but from the look of the flagship PEG-NX70V Sony is mounting a serious stab at making the stop-gap intensely desirable, even compelling.
John Lettice, 26 Sep 2002

Most parents don't use Web filters

A new UK survey of parents whose children use the Net shows that only a minority employ a filter to restrict access to certain Web sites.
ElectricNews.net, 26 Sep 2002

Freeserve gets nod for AOL legal action

Freeserve has been given the green light to challenge HM Customs and Excise's decision not to charge VAT on AOL's Internet service in the UK.
Tim Richardson, 26 Sep 2002

Fibernet offers SDSL in Scotland

Fibernet is to roll-out SDSL services in Scotland to offer businesses a a super-fast 2Mb broadband service.
Tim Richardson, 26 Sep 2002

Virgin.net does sub-£25 ADSL

Virgin.net has under-cut the UK's big name ISPs* with the launch of a broadband ADSL service for less than £25 a month.
Tim Richardson, 26 Sep 2002

Judge postpones easyGroup CD burning hearing

The BPI (British Phonographic Industry) today failed in its bid to get an injunction gagging easyGroup and its Internet café business from talking publicly about its row with the music business.
Tim Richardson, 26 Sep 2002

xDSL overtakes cable in Europe

DSL has overtaken cable as the most popular broadband technology in Europe, according to the latest research from Forrester.
Tim Richardson, 26 Sep 2002