1st > October > 2002 Archive

Don't buy computer games for a week

Consumers should avoid buying computer games in the run-up to Christmas as part of a campaign to secure cheaper prices for games.
Tim Richardson, 01 Oct 2002

BTo confirms plan to ditch unmetered Anytime service

BTopenworld has confirmed that it is to cap its AnyTime and SurfTime unmetered dial-up services.
Tim Richardson, 01 Oct 2002

Overture wins MSN deal extension

ComputerWire, 01 Oct 2002

Microsoft buys Liquid Audio DRM patents

ComputerWire, 01 Oct 2002

HP fires patent lawsuit, EMC fires back

ComputerWire, 01 Oct 2002
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Clustered Linux shines on commercial TPC-C test

ComputerWire, 01 Oct 2002

Yukon take Microsoft back to developer roots

ComputerWire, 01 Oct 2002

Red Hat Linux 8.0 gets mixed reception

ComputerWire, 01 Oct 2002
DVD it in many colours

SAP ushers SuSE into World League

The Register has a new Enterprise Storage ChannelSAP has signed up SuSE Linux, the German-based Linux distro firm, as a global technology partner for MySAP.com deployments.
Drew Cullen, 01 Oct 2002

BT sets up consumer mobile phone biz (again)

BT has confirmed that it is once again to provide a mobile phone service to consumers, less than a year after flogging its mobile division.
Tim Richardson, 01 Oct 2002

“I am not Henry Raddick” – HRH Prince of Wales

A spokesman for Prince Charles has scotched rumours that the heir to the British throne is the real author of a series of mysterious Amazon.com reader reviews that have perplexed and entertained Internet users over the past eighteen months.
Andrew Orlowski, 01 Oct 2002

Tyan puts dual Xeons on ATX Tiger

Tyan today claimed a first - a dual Xeon mobo, shoehorned into the bog-standard ATX board form factor. The upshot means that system builders and OEMs can build smaller servers, maybe cheaper.
Drew Cullen, 01 Oct 2002

Creative sticks with Nvidia for Christmas (probably longer)

In August this year Creative Technology conducted an internal review of the graphics chips players, examining roadmaps, benchmarking the products etc. The outcome, revealed in London yesterday, is that the PC peripherals player is sticking with Nvidia, certainly until Christmas.
Drew Cullen, 01 Oct 2002

AOL, Freeserve, Tiscali stick with unmetered Net access

The UK's leading ISPs all say they have no plans to follow BTopenworld's lead and cap their 24/7 flat-rate dial-up services.
Tim Richardson, 01 Oct 2002

Danger Inc snags all-you-can-eat deal for Hiptop debut

T-Mobile's Sidekick communicator rolls into US stores today, and Danger Inc has ensured the device will make a splash by snaring the first all-you-can-eat data deal on this side of the Atlantic.
Andrew Orlowski, 01 Oct 2002

Freeserve network probs in Midlands and South

Freeserve is busy trying to restore service to customers in the Midlands and the South of England after customers reported that accessing Web sites was proving impossible. The problem, which affects users of its AnyTime dial-up service, means that many Web pages load slowly - if at all.
Tim Richardson, 01 Oct 2002

Mobile phone Java risks ‘minimal’

Is wireless Java at risk from malicious code attack? The answer appears to be no - for vanilla Java 2 Micro Edition (Java 2 ME). But vendors' proprietary extensions are more problematic, according to Markus Schmall, of T-Mobile. He recently conducted a study of the security of Java 2 ME, using tests on a Siemens SL45 phone.
John Leyden, 01 Oct 2002

Porn diallers and Trojans – the new face of malicious code

The profile of malicious code on the Internet is changing with porn diallers and Trojan horses becoming more serious problems. A study on the malicious code blocked last year by managed services firm MessageLabs finds the spread of Trojan horses is becoming more organised.
John Leyden, 01 Oct 2002

America's National Cybersecurity Strategy

Richard Forno, 01 Oct 2002

BTo to cap ADSL?

The Register has received a number of emails from worried customers of BTopenworld asking if the ISP's decision to cap its unmetered dial-up service could have an impact on its broadband service.
Tim Richardson, 01 Oct 2002

Crucial starts flogging graphics cards in Europe

Crucial Technology is to start selling two ATI graphics cards through its European web site with immediate effect (Crucial US has been selling graphics cards for a wee while - of course).
Drew Cullen, 01 Oct 2002

BTo emails service cap sob story

BTopenworld has begun sending out bleeding heart emails to its punters informing them that its is capping its flat-fee AnyTime package.
Tim Richardson, 01 Oct 2002

On AMD Athlon XP 2800+ 333 FSB, nForce2 and VIA

Nvidia has confirmed that the nForce 2 graphics chipset is in production, timing the announcement to coincide with today's big CPU launch, the AMD Athlon XP 2800+ with the 333 frontside bus (FSB). A data throughput improvement of "up to 25 per cent" is promised by AMD for its new CPU. nForce 2-powered mobos should be heading their way in to retail by the end of this month.
Drew Cullen, 01 Oct 2002

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