Register Server Channel Register Server Channel No one has ever accused the top brass of Sun Microsystems Inc of having a shortage of wiseguys and smart-alecks, writes Timothy Prickett Morgan. If IBM is announcing a new release of its AIX Unix operating system, as it did yesterday, then Sun picked that same day to launch its updated release of …
Advanced Micro Devices Inc laid the groundwork for a major drive into the Chinese PC market yesterday when it signed a joint venture agreement with a state-backed company targeting the country's education sector. The Sunnyvale, California-based vendor has struck a research and development joint venture agreement with …
Microsoft Corp will drive instant messaging (IM) as an enterprise-class collaboration platform using security features planned for its next server operating system and e-mail server, Gavin Clarke writes. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft plans features for use with Windows .NET Server 2003 and the next version of …
Taking aim at a traditionally software-only market, VeriSign Inc this week introduced a hosted access control service, the fruit of a deal signed with IBM Corp back in January, Kevin Murphy writesThe companies also expect to work together further on hosted provisioning services in the future, ComputerWire has learned. The …
Websense Inc wants to help companies go beyond the web browser when it comes to regulating their employees' computing habits, writes Kevin Murphy. The company yesterday outlined its plans to enable central control of applications, bandwidth and legal liability. Websense Enterprise v5, due to ship in January, will become a …
Critical commercial satellite systems relied upon by federal agencies, civilians and the Pentagon are potentially vulnerable to a variety of sophisticated hack attacks that could cause service disruptions, or even send a satellite spinning out of control, according to a new report by the General Accounting Office, the …
A New York-based hedge fund wants to have COLT Telecom wound up. Highberry Ltd has notified the board of the alternative telco carrier that it seeking the appointment of an administrator. It says that COLT will not be able to repay or refinance its bonds when they become due between 2005 and 2009.
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An enterprising computer enthusiast has managed to insert a Trojan in the source code for a recent Sendmail distro and to substitute the malicious package for the real McCoy on the Sendmail.org FTP server.
Oldham-based ISP Gio Internet has joined the ever-growing number of broadband outfits to offer promos for its broadband service.
Linus Torvalds, the founder and creator of the Linux operating system, has admitted that he would be stuck for words if he ever found himself standing eye to eye with Bill Gates. It's not that he hates the man, far from it in fact, but rather that he simply wouldn't know what to say, he told the BBC's ClickOnline this week.
Craig Barrett, the head of Intel, predicted a bounce back to full strength for the tech sector by early 2003 at the latest. Speaking at a conference in Spain the man was strangely upbeat, given that many in the semi-conductor industry are saying this is the worst recession in the industry's history, claiming that the next year or two will see a full recovery of fortunes.
Preview This preview, taken from the October issue of What Mobile is of an early version of the HTC Canary prototype. The device which was looked at was sneaked around the world to get into What Mobile's hands. What Mobile is primarily a buyers guide for mobile phones and this is probably the first time the device has been looked at from a phone, rather than PDA perspective. It is certainly the first public preview.
The Public & Commercial Services union (PCS) - one of the UK's largest trade unions - wants its 288,000 members to have access to the Internet at work.
On the day that the UK celebrated its one millionth broadband connection the boss of a Swedish company called on the British Government to start thinking about the national roll-out of fibre for next generation broadband services.
Liberty Broadband - formerly known as Tele2 (UK) - has secured new funding following its severance from parent Millicom International Cellular (MIC) earlier this year.
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E-commerce Minister, Stephen Timms, doesn't have broadband at his home in East Ham, London - even though he has the choice of xDSL and cable.
Dixons is to pay €368m to take control of UniEuro, described as Italy's leading independent electronics retailer.
Time Group is adding another eight stores to its 140-strong high street retail chain The Computer World. The new outlets are in West London, Merseyside, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol, Leeds and Manchester and are set to open by March 2003. Around 40 jobs will be created through the expansion, says Time. ®
This week's clairvoyant tome from Reg associate IT-minds.com is hot off the press and offers a glimpse into the technological crystal ball.
The advertising watchdog has reprimanded a company for sending an offensive text message calling for consumers to upgrade their mobile phone.
North Yorkshire is to get a £12m wireless broadband network which will connect council offices, schools and libraries across England's largest county.
UK e-Envoy Andrew Pinder has decided to bunk off his homework this month, and instead of focusing on "specific areas" of his getting Britain online strategy, has decided to "pause and reflect on the increasing extent to which the changes it [the strategy] is bringing about, are being felt across all aspects of our national life."
From time to time we poke gentle fun at the efforts of companies to articulate their new logos. This is a public service conducted on the behalf of marketing philistines everywhere. This time it's different. We are simply publishing this Hutchison 3G press release. In full.
Nine out of ten of communications professionals believe BT is still not doing enough to deliver broadband in the UK.
Despite the odd unfortunate reverse, creeping control-freakery and privacy invasion is alive, well and thriving in UK government circles. As evidenced by this exchange from yesterday's proceedings in the House of Lords, which was drawn to our attention by Register reader "Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells."
Thieves stole £4.5m worth of computer memory from a warehouse near Heathrow, just hours after it arrived from Korea.
Numerous studies have confirmed for Microsoft what any fool knows: people are not much interested in a home-entertainment device masquerading as a computer that burns special mission-impossible DVDs which can't be played on any device other than the specific machine which recorded them.