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.
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.
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.
'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.
China implicated in Dalai Lama hack plot
China has repeatedly attempted to crack into the Dalai Lama's computer network, according to its administrators.
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.
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.
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.
Fibernet offers SDSL in Scotland
Fibernet is to roll-out SDSL services in Scotland to offer businesses a a super-fast 2Mb broadband service.
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.
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.