Pet vs Pet: .NET ‘trounces’ Java
Java expert The Middleware Company has optimized Sun's showcase J2EEPet Store application, and reckon it still runs like a dog.
Want to know what people email to Saddam Hussein?
An insight in what people want to tell Saddam Hussein comes from the pitifully poor security setup on the Iraqi President's main Web page.
Fujitsu backs Linux for mission critical, enterprise systems
Fujitsu is to adopt Linux as one of its "key operating systems" for next generation IT systems, and is rolling out Linux versions of nine of its middleware and packaged software products, the target being to have commercialised large-scale, mission-critical enterprise systems running on Linux within the next three years.
AOL UK launches ‘mother of all broadband services’
AOL UK is to splash out on plugging its broadband service.
MS gets top security rating for Win2k, makes big noise
After three years of waiting, Microsoft has achieved Common Criteria certification for Windows 2000, so it's probably handy that the company decided not to start pulling the plugs on the OS before last from next April. Common Criteria certification, since you ask, is an effort to establish an internationally recognised set of security evaluation criteria - Win2k getting achieving certification, since you also ask that, does not mean that the product is any more secure this week than it was last week. It does mean it'll be a lot easier for it to sell into secure defence and government establishments, without having to get special clearance.
Nanny State to take over TV
The E-Envoy's office has just published a frightening insight into how the Government intends to forge closer ties with ordinary people.
Introducing Network Attached Encryption
Application security specialist Ingrian Networks has developed a technology to offload encryption functions from application or database servers onto appliances with the aim of providing more robust security for data in storage.
Europe hits Nintendo with €168m fine for fixing game prices
Nintendo and several of its distributors have been hit by the European Commission for total fines of €167.8 million for "colluding to prevent trade in low-priced products." And to the slight shock of The Register, these low-priced products seem to have been in the UK, with Nintendo and friends acting to block their export to countries where they could command higher prices, such as Germany and the Netherlands.
UMC bounces back
Taiwanese bespoke chip vendor UMC has returned to profitability after winning new customers and improving sales of its more expensive chips.
Office 11 won't run on Win9x, says MS
Microsoft is kissing goodbye to Win9x users with Office 11. The product, currently in beta, will require Win2k SP3 or XP, according to a posting, reported here in Betanews, by Office 11 beta coordinators, who said that stability and security were the reasons for dropping Win9x.
Sayonara to the cathode ray tube
Forget cathode ray tube, large screen TVs with LCD displays will become a fixture in homes within the next three years.
Open Source Scripting with IT-Minds.com
This week's featured books from Reg associate IT-minds.com are the pick of their Perl, Python and PHP offerings.
Nintendo massively underestimated EC fine
Nintendo wildly underestimated the scale of the fine slapped on it by the European Commission (EC), The Register can reveal.
New Alliance for webcasters
Webcasters have a new forum this week, with the launch of the Webcaster Alliance. Many of the founding members dissented against the attempted compromise Small Webcasters Amendment Act, or HR.5469.
Brussels to spend €250k on Linux migration study
The European Commission has awarded UK-based consultancy netproject a €250,000 contract to study the issues of migrating government computers in member states to a Linux / Open Source environment.
PalmOS 6 details emerge
PalmSource has offered us a glimpse of the next milestone for PalmOS, version 6.0 due for release next year.