17th > December > 2002 Archive

Deadline nears for DMCA exemptions

Wednesday's the deadline for you to make a small difference to the draconian DMCA, the Digital Millenium Copyright Act.
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Dec 2002

Of IBM's Power5 Armada Servers

ComputerWire, 17 Dec 2002
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Novell breathes new life into GroupWise

ComputerWire, 17 Dec 2002

CRM ‘recovery’ predicted for 2003

ComputerWire, 17 Dec 2002
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.NET My Services. Gone but not forgotten?

ComputerWire, 17 Dec 2002

ICANN plans more top level domains

ComputerWire, 17 Dec 2002

Marconi lives! (But sales are slumpier)

ComputerWire, 17 Dec 2002

$32m man Capellas meets his maker (or Judge)

The collapse of the dotcom bubble has been described, quite accurately, as the greatest loss of wealth in human history. But take heart, a few survivors have prospered. Give or take the minor judicial roadbump.
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Dec 2002

BT improves ADSL demand trigger process

BT Wholesale has refined its much-criticised ADSL pre-registration system making it quicker and easier for areas to upgrade to broadband.
Tim Richardson, 17 Dec 2002

And deep in IE, a creature was stirring…

eEye security researcher Derek Soeder was moved to verse after analysing a complicated - and not particularly devastating - heap corruption vulnerability involving the way Windows handles PNG image format files.
John Leyden, 17 Dec 2002

AOL wins $7m in porn spam case

AOL has won $7m in damages after it claimed its punters had been bombarded with porn spam.
Tim Richardson, 17 Dec 2002

IE accounts for 95% of browsers – survey

Nineteen out of 20 surfers use IE as a browser, with Netscape a very distant second, and alternative browsers restricted to use among a small tech savvy niche, according to Web analytics outfit OneStat.com.
John Leyden, 17 Dec 2002

Infineon wins $2.5bn Kingston gig

Kingston Technology has selected Infineon to be its prime supplier of memory components. The two firms estimate the deal is worth $2.5bn over five years. At the same time, Kingston, probably the world's biggest memory module brand name, will provide contract manufacturing services to Infineon.
Drew Cullen, 17 Dec 2002

3G is coming (ready or not)

3G is coming, ready or not, says the wireless research team at Instat/MDR.
Drew Cullen, 17 Dec 2002

So farewell then, OS/2 – Windowed to death, finally

Hats off to PC Magazine's John C Dvorak for noting that last Tuesday IBM finally pulled the plugs on OS/2. With a long and characteristically detailed death notice, years after the shooting died down (this is also characteristic), IBM has finally brought the Great Rebellion to a close.
John Lettice, 17 Dec 2002
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Your storage area networking needs

Interoperability is the greatest challenge in building a storage area network, according to a roundtable of US IT executives. It's hard to get Unix, mainframe and Windows NT apps working together on the same SAN, and any vendor which can do this easily, could find the world beating a path to its door (or a takeover offer from EMC).
Drew Cullen, 17 Dec 2002

Multiple vulns in MySQL, upgrade now

Security researchers urge admins to update MySQL database servers, following the discovery of a set of potentially troublesome security flaws.
John Leyden, 17 Dec 2002

Anti-spammer in car chase

Rich Clark, an American spam hater, claims he was involved in a car chase and received threatening phone calls after taking photos of the house belonging to mega-wealthy bulk-emailer, Alan Ralsky.
Tim Richardson, 17 Dec 2002

Intel delays 802.11a access for Banias

Intel has altered plans to introduce a dual-mode 802.11a/b WiFi chip alongside Banias, its next generation notebook processor, in Q3 2003.
John Leyden, 17 Dec 2002

Spring has sprung: a new desktop era for the Mac?

We all know what's wrong with personal computers, and we must all at some time despair at the lack of imagination of modern UI designers, who offer us ever more creative ways of futzing.
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Dec 2002

Elcomsoft not guilty – DoJ retreats from Moscow

The Russian software company which has found itself on trial in an American court was acquitted on all counts of circumventing the DMCA today.
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Dec 2002

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