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Network Appliance ends NAS-SAN war

ComputerWire, 02 Oct 2002
DVD it in many colours

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

Dell ups Q3 revenue target

ComputerWire, 02 Oct 2002

Sun preps for $2bn charge and adjusts Q4 books

ComputerWire, 02 Oct 2002
DVD it in many colours

Gomez measures Last Mile with Porivo buy

ComputerWire, 02 Oct 2002

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

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

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

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

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

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.
gamesindustry.biz, 02 Oct 2002

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

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

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.
ElectricNews.net, 02 Oct 2002

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prince Charles' denial fails to quash Raddick theory

LettersDespite 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

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

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

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

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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