MS satisfied with Kmart ISP license transfer
Bankrupt mega-retailer Kmart managed to sell its Bluelight.com ISP to NetZero owner United Online Wednesday after satisfying Microsoft, which had fretted in court that software licenses might be transferred without its permission, Reuters reports.
Tape backup goes intercontinental
A tape drive thousands of miles away can be used as if it were attached to a local SAN, thanks to IP-based storage router technology. CNT says that its latest UltraNet router overcomes latency issues that would otherwise limit the range to perhaps 50 or 100 miles.
CIM shows open SAN management
Despite some worried faces during set-up, the demonstration of CIM, the common information model for SAN devices, at Storage Networking World in Orlando seems to have been a success.
BT blends Costa and Wi-Fi in Openzone deal
BT has confirmed that Costa coffee has become the latest partner to sign up to its grand plan to bring mobile broadband to the nation.
Computer stuff-ups hobble US ICBM arsenal
The US Air Force Audit Agency has discovered numerous failures in a computerized maintenance scheme used by nuclear missile bases ironically called the Improved Maintenance Management Program (IMMP), according to a story by the Utah-based Deseret News.
Opera goes gold for FreeBSD
Opera Software has released a production FreeBSD version of its Opera browser, bringing the total number of operating systems catered for by the company to eight, according to the company. This however would come to a lot more if you said 'platforms' instead, and if you counted different OS variants, but we're not going to do that.
BT will ‘dominate DSL segment’
BT will dominate the broadband market in the UK if it is allowed to proceed unchecked with its no-frills, access-only product BT Broadband.
Fujitsu faces lawsuits over HDD failures
Fujitsu faces a class action lawsuit alleging that it mishandled the replacement/recall of up to 300,000 faulty hard disk drives.
Proof Win2K is still insecure by design
A day after boasting that Windows 2000 has won Common Criteria security certification, Microsoft was yesterday obliged to warn of two nasty vulnerability affecting, er, Windows 2000.
NTL in telephony tariff shake-up
NTL has announced a shake-up of its telephone tariffs, claiming that the offer is the "biggest and best range of free talk tariffs in the UK".
Intel loses Itanium patent infringement case
The "sword of Damocles" hangs over Itanic after a US judge yesterday passed an order - which he suspended immediately - preventing Intel from making or selling its most powerful line of server processors.
How to get certified security for Win2k, by Microsoft
Windows users whose spirits lifted at this week's announcement of Common Criteria certification* for Microsoft's Windows 2000 would do well to take a look at some of the assumptions and restrictions associated with the tested system. While perhaps not as extreme as when NT passed Orange book certification so long as it wasn't connected to a network, these do seem just a little restrictive and artificial.
BugBear tops virus charts as Klez refuses to die
The nasty BugBear worm finally displaced the irksome Klez-H as the most common virus circulating on the Internet this month.
easynet in broadband for schools voucher scheme
easynet is looking to increase its broadband subscriber base by introducing a voucher scheme to give free or subsidised high-speed Net access to schools.
Namibia wisely spurns M$ ‘gift’ in favor of Linux
The African nation of Namibia is large in area and small in population with considerable distances between communities. Imagine the challenges of getting its schools wired to the Net. SchoolNet Namibia, a chiefly volunteer organization, struggles to do precisely that with a free ISP and numerous other initiatives to get the nation's schools, many of which lack any library resources at all, on-line.