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Make Love To Your IT Manager on Valentine's Day

Microsoft is appealing to computer users to save their IT Managers' heartache this Valentine's Day by...being vigilant and guarding against computer viruses.
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Nintendo games seized in Chinese piracy raids

Authorities in southern China have recovered around 300,000 counterfeit Nintendo games in factory raids, including copies of the recent released Pokemon Sapphire and Ruby for the Game Boy Advance.

Microsoft returns to form with InfoPath

Microsoft has unveiled a new XML-based product for the Office group which allows users build dynamic forms to share with clients and colleagues.
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Reg is UK's No.1 IT news site – official

It's official: The Register is the UK's No.1 UK IT Media website. Q4 2002 figures from industry monitors Hitwise confirm that the Runaway Reg lassoed the lion's share of UK readers in this category between October and December 2002.
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Jedis reach the stars in UK census

More than 390,000 people in the UK claim to follow the Jedi way, according to the 2001 Census.

New Linux support policies are ominous

Opinion Red Hat and Mandrake are cutting support for older versions of their Linux distributions... The results will be a security nightmare for the Internet, says Jon Lasser.
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MS Product Support worthy successors to Donne & Milton

You've got to hand it to Microsoft Product Support Services - when it comes to fluidity of prose they'd certainly give Donne or Milton a run for their money.
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Orange launches flat rate GPRS billing for business

Orange yesterday announced a flat rate GPRS business pricing package, designed to help drive the adoption of high speed mobile data services across the UK.
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Former Orange person charged with voucher theft

A man is to appear at Teesside Crown Court next month charged with fraudulently obtaining more than £9,000 in mobile phone vouchers while working at Orange's call centre in Darlington.
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Legal action mulled over NTL BB cap

Angry NTL customers are considering legal action over the cableco's decision to cap its broadband service.
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Locust preps GPRS salvation plan

The founder of Locust has devised a cunning plan to save the popular text messaging community, following Orange's decision to withdraw support for the service at the end of March.
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WLAN security still dismal – survey

The security of London's wireless networks remains pitifully slack.

CA clears way for CleverPath 4.5

Press releases are supposed to be nice, simple introductions into whatever a company is doing next, that the man on the Clapham Omnibus can read and understand, writes Phil Howard. Imagine my perplexity therefore, when Computer Associates issued a press release on February 4 entitled CA announces CleverPath "Information in Action", which I totally failed to understand.
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Symantec PR bunnies score Slammer own goal

Symantec says it discovered the prolific Slammer worm "hours before it began rapidly propagating".
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Spam Arrest denies sending spam

Anti-spam outfit Spam Arrest uses opt-out marketing practices which look - just like spam!