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ComputerWire, 07 Oct 2002

Aventail touts SSL-VPN appliance

ComputerWire, 07 Oct 2002

Orange to launch MS Smartphone in UK

ComputerWire, 07 Oct 2002

Novell Walks the Path to Re-Invention

ComputerWire, 07 Oct 2002
Cat 5 cable

SPARCs fly: Tadpole sells hardware biz

Tadpole is selling its niche SPARC-based hardware division to a management consortium backed by an unnamed Hong Kong investor.
Drew Cullen, 07 Oct 2002

Hynix re-marked chips sourced to Rombyte, First Choice

In May this year, Newbury memory distie Rombyte was raided by Trading Standards. It told us that it would send us a statement a few days later. We never received it.
Drew Cullen, 07 Oct 2002

Reg Hackerettes: The future is black

In response to vociferous demands from female Reg readers, we have decided to complement the existing Hackerette range by offering our women's Hacker No.1 shirt in chic and timeless black.
Lester Haines, 07 Oct 2002

‘Free’ ADSL – 30 day trial for small businesses

B2B ISP Business Serve is offering 500 punters a "no obligation free 30-Day ADSL trial" in a bid to attract customers.
Tim Richardson, 07 Oct 2002

ATI designs fast graphics DRAM spec, enlists vendor support

ATI today introduced a new specification for high-speed DRAM for graphics. Called GDDR3, this is the "first DRAM designed specifically for a market before an industry standard is available".
Drew Cullen, 07 Oct 2002

Enterprise storage ‘loses profits momentum’

It was a tougher than usual third quarter for the enterprise storage and switches vendors - and their resellers, channel consultancy Global Touch reports.
Drew Cullen, 07 Oct 2002

Eclipse begins SDSL trials

Eclipse Internet has begun signing up businesses for an SDSL broadband trial. From today its broadband checker at eclipsebroadband will be able to check the availability of SDSL as well as ADSL.
Tim Richardson, 07 Oct 2002

FBI sting snares top Russian crackers

A Russian cracker, tricked by the FBI into visiting the US on the pretext of a job interview, has been sentenced to three years in jail.
John Leyden, 07 Oct 2002

Tablet PCs – the cool portables that come with a free pen

For the past couple of weeks I've had the opportunity, courtesy of those nice people at Microsoft, to change my life with the aid of a Tablet PC. As is so frequently the case with the Next Big Thing from Redmond, my life remains strangely unchanged; but perhaps more ominously from Microsoft's point of view, I've now stopped wondering where the beef is and concluded that there's no beef there, in this rev of the platform. Practically everything that you can do with this machine, you could already do by other means, sometimes better, and the 'special features' are so limited (and limiting) that you keep thinking 'it might be be nicer if it could only...' rather than, 'hey, that's cool.'
John Lettice, 07 Oct 2002

NetApp reads SAN script, heart stays with NAS

Network Appliance ends NAS-SAN war
Bryan Betts, 07 Oct 2002

Worms turn on Win/Linux users

Amid the panic last week about the prolific, and very nasty, BearBug worm two more nasty varmints went largely unnoticed.
John Leyden, 07 Oct 2002
Cat 5 cable

Sun preps server, clustering, blade launches for November

ComputerWire, 07 Oct 2002

Calls for EU clampdown on online gambling

Europe should introduce new legislation to clampdown on online gambling fraud, according to a top London lawyer.
Tim Richardson, 07 Oct 2002

Pipex calls for punters to be patient

Broadband ISP Pipex has apologised for poor performance and is asking customers to be patient while the problems are resolved.
Tim Richardson, 07 Oct 2002

Intel goes desktop hyperthreading chipset crazy

Intel today introduced four new P4 chipsets, all supporting hyperthreading. This positions the company and its OEMs nicely in advance of the launch later this year of the 3.06GHz P4, Intel's first desktop chip to actually have hyperthreading switched on.
Drew Cullen, 07 Oct 2002

WorldCom mid-fry pleads guilty

WorldCom former accounting executive Buford Yates has pleaded guilty to securities fraud and conspiracy and will cooperate with the Feds in obtaining the dirt on his bosses in a massive accounting fraud, the Associated Press reports.
Thomas C Greene, 07 Oct 2002

Transmeta touts the ultra personal computer

The PC market is fragmenting as it matures with new form factors such Tablet PCs and ultra personal computers set to change the user computing experience.
John Leyden, 07 Oct 2002

Palm launches $99 PDA

Palm has launched a PDA which breaks the $100 price barrier for the first time for a new offering from the company. The Zire is also the lightest model has offered (although it's a half a centimeter thicker than the Palm V/505) . Palm will sell the Zire direct from its website and through general stores, rather than through the more traditional electronics retail channel.
Andrew Orlowski, 07 Oct 2002

House tosses Web-casters a bone

The US House of Representatives passed a bill Monday which would give financial relief to small Internet radio broadcasters threatened by recording-industry royalty extortion.
Thomas C Greene, 07 Oct 2002

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