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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
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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
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Siebel reference sites give poor references

Already reeling from the effects of poor sales, job cuts and a tumbling share price, further bad news appears to come from Siebel Systems Inc's own reference customers as they are said to reveal a catalog of issues with Siebel and its software suite. A report from Nucleus Research Inc, an analyst firm that specializes in …
ComputerWire, 26 Sep 2002
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Register.com renewal strategy responsible for loss?

Register.com Inc may have shot itself in the foot to an extent when it introduced a controversial customer retention system in January 2001, writes Kevin Murphy. The company reported yesterday that it will make a loss for the first time in over a year, and its SafeRenew system seems at least partly to blame. The New York- …
ComputerWire, 26 Sep 2002
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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
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'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
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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

The new HP Workstation zx2000 and zx6000 Itanium-based workstations can now be configured with Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation edition in addition to HP's own HP-UX 11i Unix variant, Timothy Prickett Morgan writes. These Itanium-based workstations are built on HP's Pluto zx1 chipset and Intel Corp's McKinley generation …
ComputerWire, 26 Sep 2002
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SCH acquires French dealership

</ Specialist Computer Holdings Ltd has acquired French reseller EBC Informatique in a move that will make SCH one of the largest players in the market. Birmingham, UK-based SCH, which claims to be Europe's largest privately held IT company, paid an undisclosed sum to acquire the 100-strong Reims-based company with operations in …
ComputerWire, 26 Sep 2002
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HP pink slips another 1,800

Another 1,800 Hewlett Packard Co workers are set to lose their jobs in the wake of the company's merger with Compaq Compaq Corp. Palo Alto, California-based HP confirmed yesterday that it had raised the number of planned job cuts following the merger, and that 16,800 workers would lose their posts by the end of its fiscal …
ComputerWire, 26 Sep 2002
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C&W preps massive job cuts

Another huge round of job cuts is expected at Cable & Wireless Plc after the London, UK-based carrier asked trade unions for a meeting within the next three weeks. With revenue on the slide and shares that have lost two-thirds of their value in the past year, cost-cutting remains the only route to an improved performance. …
ComputerWire, 26 Sep 2002
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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