26th > September > 2002 Archive
After a long and tortuous process of deliberation, US Customs has decided that Dell's notebook computers are American.
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.
A leading KDE developer has quit Red Hat, in objection, he says, to the leading distro's decision to "unify" the desktop.
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 has repeatedly attempted to crack into the Dalai Lama's computer network, according to its administrators.
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.
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 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 is to roll-out SDSL services in Scotland to offer businesses a a super-fast 2Mb broadband service.
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.
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.
DSL has overtaken cable as the most popular broadband technology in Europe, according to the latest research from Forrester.