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.
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.
Intel confirms DRAM no-show
Last week, the Taiwanese press got awfully excited about Intel entering the DRAM market in tandem with local suppliers.
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.
Virgin Mobile hits 2m punters
Virgin Mobile has signed up more than two million punters to its mobile phone service in record time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
mmO2 goes mobile messaging mad
mmO2 yesterday detailed plans to launch the "most customer friendly and comprehensive" multimedia messaging (MMS) service to date.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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