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IBM pencils Oct 8 for AIX 5.2

ComputerWire, 04 Oct 2002
Broken CD with wrench

‘Brutal’ Q3 sees EMC lay-off 1,750

The Register has a new Enterprise Storage Channel
ComputerWire, 04 Oct 2002

Vodafone cool on ambitions for Cegetel

ComputerWire, 04 Oct 2002

Gosling: Microsoft's Java threat is financial, not technical

ComputerWire, 04 Oct 2002
server room

Bankrupt WorldCom sees major backbone problems

ComputerWire, 04 Oct 2002

EDS ditches PwC Consulting

ComputerWire, 04 Oct 2002

Claire Swires MK II: Man suspended over sex boast email

A bank worker has been suspended from his job in the City after he sent an email to friends boasting about a chance sexual encounter while watching football on the telly,
Tim Richardson, 04 Oct 2002

UK Govt slams ‘irresponsible’ speed camera refund stunt

Criterion’s PlayStation 2 release of Burnout 2: Point of Impact hits retail on October 11th, and publisher Acclaim said on Wednesday that it would refund the fines of any driver caught by speed cameras on that day, to mark the launch and give them a chance to go and spend their hard-earned on speeding in a painless environment.
gamesindustry.biz, 04 Oct 2002
Cat 5 cable

Ximian to release enterprise level Red Carpet service

On Monday, October 7, Ximian is expected to announce Red Carpet Enterprise, the latest offering in the Red Carpet service family. Much the same as Red Carpet CorporateConnect, the difference is that systems administrators can put a Red Carpet server inside their firewall instead of having to rely on a less powerful and potentially less secure hosted service.
Tina Gasperson, 04 Oct 2002

Tiscali offers high-speed Net access for £20 a month

Tiscali UK is to offer an always-on high-speed Internet service for £19.99 a month, it confirmed today.
Tim Richardson, 04 Oct 2002

PC World runs Freeserve ADSL promo

Freeserve has teamed up with former parent Dixons to offers cut-price broadband for customers who buy a new PC.
Tim Richardson, 04 Oct 2002

Music biz strikes back with free, DRM ‘padlocked’ downloads

The juxtaposition of the words "free", "music" and "download" had its all too predictable effect yesterday when what was categorised as the UK music industry's kinder, gentler riposte to P2P (Probably to Pirate) file sharing kicked off. Digital Download Day, masterminded by Peter Gabriel's distribution company OD2 (On Demand Distribution) resulted in seriously whopped servers at OD2.
John Lettice, 04 Oct 2002

Apache fixes scripting flaw

Apache is vulnerable to a number of cross-site scripting attacks.
John Leyden, 04 Oct 2002

Today is National Computing Day

Today is National Computing Day in the UK. Surprised? So are we. No, it's not an official initiative, but the brainchild of ComputerActive, the UK's best-selling computer mag.
Drew Cullen, 04 Oct 2002

O geeks, what has become of us?

OpinionTom Steinberg is a founder of voxpolitics.com
Tom Steinberg, 04 Oct 2002

Claire Swires II: Get your Clever Trevor t-shirt here

How much worse can it get for poor old Trevor Luxton of Credit Lyonnais, aka Claire Swires II? Since he has already been suspended from his job and presumably facing the hellish fury of his girlfriend over email revelations that he received sexual favours from another woman while watching West Ham on TV, one can only imagine what further humiliations are to be delivered onto this boastful youth.
Team Register, 04 Oct 2002

No frills broadband could wipe-out ISPs

BT Broadband - the no-frills access-only service from BT - could spell the death of ISPs, according to Forrester Research.
Tim Richardson, 04 Oct 2002
DVD it in many colours

Sun to unbundle Solaris 9 for x86

Sun Microsystems has given a clear commitment to ship its Solaris 9 OS on Intel as a standalone product for the first time.
John Leyden, 04 Oct 2002

Infineon beats up Mosel-Vitelic

Infineon is cancelling its shareholder's agreement ProMOS DRAM foundry JV, citing "repeated material breach of contract" by Mosel-Vitelic, its Taiwanese partner.
Drew Cullen, 04 Oct 2002

Warning all RBS, Natwest punters. Withdraw cash now

This weekend Royal Bank of Scotland and Natwest integrate their computer systems. It goes live Monday.
Drew Cullen, 04 Oct 2002

UK to get Sat broadband for £30

Two companies are to launch one-way broadband satellite services for prices that come close to the cost of ADSL. More importantly, the service would be accessible from almost anywhere in the UK.
Tim Richardson, 04 Oct 2002

The geeks are in fine fettle, Tom – get with the program

Counter-OpinionWhichever one of my colleagues posted Tom Steinberg's guest editorial earlier today will have anticipated (gleeful rubbing of hands) much lovely, lively and enraged feedback. But probably not from me.
John Lettice, 04 Oct 2002

Trainee(!) dishwasher pleads guilty to $80m identity fraud

A 32 year-old former trainee dishwasher (how can you be a trainee dishwasher?) has pleaded guilty to masterminding what investigators believe is the largest identity theft scam ever attempted.
John Leyden, 04 Oct 2002

Nigerian freight forwarding scam hits UK

Small businesses have launched a fight back against fraud through a Web site which provides early warning alerts about credit card scams.
John Leyden, 04 Oct 2002