8th > October > 2002 Archive

Eternal copyright to be challenged in high court

The US Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in Eldred v. Ashcroft this week, in which the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 will be challenged.
Thomas C Greene, 08 Oct 2002

Trend Micro guarantees Virus Response

ComputerWire, 08 Oct 2002

Red-faced Apple fights .Mac brown-outs

"Remember your story about Mac users demanding worse service?", writes a frustrated Apple user and Register reader based in the United Kingdom. "Apple seem to be delivering."
Andrew Orlowski, 08 Oct 2002

Oracle undercuts Microsoft with Collaboration Suite

ComputerWire, 08 Oct 2002

Yahoo! pushes IM into the Enterprise

ComputerWire, 08 Oct 2002
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Microsoft consolidates Server map

ComputerWire, 08 Oct 2002

Fujitsu and Siemens to 'extend PC pact to US, Asia'

ComputerWire, 08 Oct 2002

CMG, Logica confirm merger talks

CMG and Logica are mulling over merger opportunities. They were probably not ready to go public - the talks are in early stages - but a scoop in today's Times, left them with little choice.
Drew Cullen, 08 Oct 2002

AOL UK slashes broadband charges

AOL UK has slashed the cost of it broadband service in a direct challenge to BT's no frills BT Broadband service.
Tim Richardson, 08 Oct 2002

UK hits 1m broadband milestone

The UK has one million broadband connections, according to stats released by Oftel.
Tim Richardson, 08 Oct 2002

Mandrake Linux 9.0 distro for Xbox now available

The Xbox Linux Project has released the first full Linux distribution for the Xbox, a single CD version of Mandrake 9.0, available here. The Project has already produced various howtos and tools for the installation of SuSE and Debian on the Xbox (you'll still need a modded one, of course), but the Mandrake distribution is intended to simplify matters and, presumably, to broaden the user base.
John Lettice, 08 Oct 2002

Visual Basic's vileness haunts MS .NET

LettersOur reference to Verity Stob's famous put-down of Microsoft Visual Basic has caused defenders of the language to rise up as one. Literally as one, in fact - as we received a solo, but passionate point-by-point rejection of Stob's ancient critique of the language.
Andrew Orlowski, 08 Oct 2002

The world's most dangerous server room?

A reader in North America, who must remain nameless, sends us the following photograph of his company's IT nerve center.
Andrew Orlowski, 08 Oct 2002

Cisco beefs up storage play, cosies up to Veritas

Check out The Register's Enterprise Storage Channel
Drew Cullen, 08 Oct 2002

Evesham bundles Lindows on £249 PC

Evesham is bundle the open source Lindows OS on a new bargain basement PC knocked out at £249 inc.VAT.
John Leyden, 08 Oct 2002

Intel 'back in the driver's seat'

It's not been a good year for CPU makers, but for AMD it has been particularly poor, losing market share in 2002 to the traditional leader Intel.
Drew Cullen, 08 Oct 2002

Broadband Sat service for £14.99

A Hampshire-based ISP is offering a one-way broadband satellite service for £14.99 a month.
Tim Richardson, 08 Oct 2002

Red Hat 8.0's bid for the simple, easy to use Linux desktop

ReviewDesktop Linux and I go way back. By this, however, I mean I've spent an awful lot of time over the past couple of years trying and failing to get an acceptably working Linux installation onto the machine I use most often, which is an IBM ThinkPad. I have successfully achieved Linux installations on desktop machines, which is now easy-peasy, and even dual booting them with WinXP is something I can sometimes achieve first time, without perpetrating four silly screw-ups along the way. But what maybe we'd best call personal Linux on a portable is something that's been eluding me.
John Lettice, 08 Oct 2002

3Com upgrades Firewall Cards

3Com has launched a rack of new embedded Firewall Cards. The range includes a new 3Com Firewall PC Card, as well as a revamp of existing Firewall Desktop PCI Cards, 3Com Firewall Server PCI Cards and 3Com Embedded Firewall Policy Server.
John Leyden, 08 Oct 2002

Cablecos responsible for Broadband Britain -NTL

NTL - which boasts four in ten of all broadband connections in the UK - claims cablecos are responsible for the "success" of Broadband Britain.
Tim Richardson, 08 Oct 2002

McData Q3 update is curate's egg

Check out The Register's Enterprise Storage Channel
Drew Cullen, 08 Oct 2002

Review: Palm Zire m150

VERDICT: It may not have much built-in memory or the fastest processor, but this is a well-built, light and stylish PDA. An absolute bargain at £77.
Tim Danton, 08 Oct 2002

Maxtor promises ‘OneTouch’ back up

Maxtor today makes the bold claim that it has revolutionised the external hard drive - thanks to a magic button.
Drew Cullen, 08 Oct 2002

Microsoft marries RSA Security to Windows

Microsoft has signed a wide-ranging deal to incorporate RSA encryption technology into its applications and services.
John Leyden, 08 Oct 2002

Google explains new page rankings

Some sanity returned to Google 's page rankings last week, and the only damage incurred appears to be a few bruised egos. So we were surprised when Wired adopted a note of faux outrage (hey! that's our job) in its coverage of the new index.
Andrew Orlowski, 08 Oct 2002