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Network Appliance ends NAS-SAN war

The NAS-SAN wars were fully ended yesterday when even Network Appliance Inc crossed the divide, Tim Stammers writes. Yesterday it launched its first storage hardware that can handle both NAS-style file data transfer, and SAN- or DAS-style block data transfer, as well as the Fibre Channel protocol used in SANs. The move is …
ComputerWire, 02 Oct 2002
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Sun misses Application server date, earmarks October

Sun Microsystems Inc is promising an October delivery for its latest Java application server product, setting up a potential Autumn clash with IBM's rival application server offering, Gavin Clarke writes.
ComputerWire, 02 Oct 2002
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Dell ups Q3 revenue target

Dell Computer Corp raised its revenue outlook for the third quarter yesterday, but the Texas giant's good fortune likely means more pain for its rivals. On the eve of its analysts' day, the Austin-based direct seller said it expected revenues for the quarter ending November 1 to be $9.1bn, up 22% on the year, with earnings …
ComputerWire, 02 Oct 2002
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Sun preps for $2bn charge and adjusts Q4 books

Sun Microsystems Inc says that it could face an acquisition-related charge of $2.2bn for its second quarter ending December 31 if it does not see a drastic improvement in its share price. The warning was given in the company's annual report for fiscal 2002, which also details an adjustment of its earnings for the fourth …
ComputerWire, 02 Oct 2002
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Gomez measures Last Mile with Porivo buy

Waltham, Massachusetts-based Gomez Inc has bought rival Porivo Technologies Inc to broaden its suite of web site performance measurement services, the companies announced this week. Gomez tests whether its clients' site performance is up to scratch using a network of 50-odd nodes "located as close to the network service …
ComputerWire, 02 Oct 2002
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Sage US is simply the Best

Sage is to regroup its far-flung collection of US software companies under a single brand. No, it's not Sage - another firm owns the rights to that name in the US.
Drew Cullen, 02 Oct 2002
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Intel confirms DRAM no-show

Last week, the Taiwanese press got awfully excited about Intel entering the DRAM market in tandem with local suppliers.
Drew Cullen, 02 Oct 2002
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Channel fifth column awaits Dell

European PC dealers and disties are willing to put their heads in the lion's den. Like lambs to the slaughter they will queue up to do business with Dell, the nemesis of the channel - if the terms are right.
Drew Cullen, 02 Oct 2002
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Virgin Mobile hits 2m punters

Virgin Mobile has signed up more than two million punters to its mobile phone service in record time.
Tim Richardson, 02 Oct 2002
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Mandrake 9.0 vs. Mandrake 8.2 for new Linux users

First Look This article concentrates on describing a basic Mandrake 9.0 installation and setup from a new user's viewpoint, using nothing but default settings all the way through. I've also tossed in a few notes on how Mandrake 9.0 differs from Mandrake 8.2 and other previous Mandrake releases.
Robin Miller, 02 Oct 2002
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Video games biz hits back at rip-off claims

"Videogames are a rip off", loudly proclaims the front of the FairPlay Campaign website, which is devoted to forcing publishers to reduce the price of games through a series of consumer pressure actions - including an all-out boycott of games purchasing in the first week of December.
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Satire site claims victory in ‘informal’ censorship battle

The Metropolitan Police have backed down in a row over a satirical Web site which was shut down following complaints from members of the public.
Tim Richardson, 02 Oct 2002
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ARM crashes on Q3 warning

The trouble with ARM Holdings is that it has to keep doing the spectacular numbers to justify a spectacular P/E ratio. One stumble and the share price, so geared to spectacular success, is hammered.
Drew Cullen, 02 Oct 2002
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EDS faces SEC probe

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)has begun an informal inquiry into the recent earnings warning from EDS and how it traded options on its common stock.
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BugBear – nasty email virus

Bugbear is the latest mass-mailing virus to target Windows users. And it's a baddie, able to compromise passwords on victims' machines.
John Leyden, 02 Oct 2002
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ATI accelerates playback on 9000, 9700

ATI is to bundle Real Networks's RealOne Player, an "optimized" version, no less, with upmarket 9000 and 9700 series graphics cards. At the same time the graphics chip maker is to promote the RealOne SuperPass broadband content subscription service with its cards.
Drew Cullen, 02 Oct 2002
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VIA backs Bluetooth

The short-range wireless technology got another boost yesterday, as Taiwanese processor and board maker VIA licensed Bluetooth intellectual properties from Ericsson, Matt Whipp writes.
PC Pro, 02 Oct 2002
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IF.com is not working today. Or yesterday. Or last Friday

Some 500,000 customers of the Halifax's Internet bank, IF, are unable to access their account via the Web today following a problem with the service.
Tim Richardson, 02 Oct 2002
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mmO2 goes mobile messaging mad

mmO2 yesterday detailed plans to launch the "most customer friendly and comprehensive" multimedia messaging (MMS) service to date.
John Leyden, 02 Oct 2002
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Ballmer heads for Oz to staunch Telstra Windows defection

Microsoft High Command has noticed Australia, and is unleashing Steve Ballmer on it in an effort to stop its biggest customer in the southern hemisphere, Telstra, from going MIA, according to a report in today's Australian IT. It is not immediately clear to us whether the Aussies get Steve because they're still deemed by the High Command as not sufficiently important to rate Bill, or whether it's because the barking, yelping, frighteningly whirling Ballmer is deemed more appropropriate for such an upfront and demonstrative nation.
John Lettice, 02 Oct 2002
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WMP users ‘wish’ for better DRM, wider takeup of WMA

In ExtremeTech, the redoubtable Mark Hachman has unearthed Microsoft's "Windows Media Wish," where apparently users' wishes for future versions of Windows Media Player come true. But seeing the list of successful wishes has been around since March 25th,* and anyway we think Mark either missed something or was too deeply ironic for us, we're doing it too.
John Lettice, 02 Oct 2002
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Prince Charles' denial fails to quash Raddick theory

Letters Despite the official denial from Prince Charles press office that we obtained yesterday, many readers are convinced that the letter-writing heir to the throne really is "Henry Raddick", Amazon.com's most famous guest reviewer.
Andrew Orlowski, 02 Oct 2002
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Mitnick laptop for sale on eBay

Notorious computer hacker Kevin Mitnick has put the laptop seized during his 1995 arrest up for sale on eBay.
John Leyden, 02 Oct 2002
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Tiscali culls half of Danish staff

Tiscali has culled half its workforce in Denmark in a bid to cut its losses and end the year with positive earnings.
Tim Richardson, 02 Oct 2002
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Klez-H enjoying its final days on infamy?

The nasty BugBear worm made a race for infamy at the end of the month, but that old favourite Klez-H still made it to the top of the virus charts last month
John Leyden, 02 Oct 2002
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Gartner slams MS security after latest flaw

The latest flaw with a major Microsoft product shows Redmond is unlikely to have anything that approximates to secure software until 2004 at the earliest.
John Leyden, 02 Oct 2002
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Get CyberTooled up at Cash'n'Carrion

Those readers who like to start their Xmas shopping early might be interested in a piece of must-have IT kit available now at the Cash'n'Carrion Reg shop. The Victorinox CyberTool is a veritable mobile workshop featuring no less than 34 funtions, ranging from knives and corkscrew to hex bits and wire cutters. This magnificent …
Team Register, 02 Oct 2002