19th > March > 2003 Archive

So, farewell then, original iMac

Tony Smith, 19 Mar 2003

What the hell is… SiS' HyperStreaming technology?

SiS introduced its AMD-oriented SiS758 chipset last week and debuted its HyperStreaming performance-enhancement technology at the same time.
Tony Smith, 19 Mar 2003

Easynet undercuts BT with unbundled leased line

Easynet has unveiled a new unbundled leased line broadband product which it claims is up to half the price of traditional services offered by BT.
Tim Richardson, 19 Mar 2003

US to disrupt GPS, satellite comms in Gulf?

The US may pull the plugs on civilian GPS (Global Positioning System) during a war in Iraq, and could take steps to disrupt satellite communications systems, according to a Gulf News report. Quoting "senior industry sources" the report suggests that GPS - which is the simplest candidate for a switch-off - would be the first satellite service to be affected, but that it could be done "as part of a wider drive to stem the flow of information/propaganda during the conflict, especially in the initial phases."
John Lettice, 19 Mar 2003

Amazon offers sub-£10 iPAQ

UpdateAnyone fancy an HP iPAQ H1910 for under a tenner?
Tony Smith, 19 Mar 2003

AOL UK lines up for Net-related awards scheme

AOL UK has teamed up with independent charity Citizens Online to launch a new national awards scheme to help community groups across the UK make the most of being online.
Tim Richardson, 19 Mar 2003

Amazon.co.uk pulls down the shutters on bargain hunt

Amazon.co.uk has pulled down the shutters on its site this afternoon after advertising HP iPAQ Pocket PCs at prices almost too good to be true.
John Leyden, 19 Mar 2003

Shell out less on Unix Programming

This week's featured book from Reg associate IT-minds.com is Unix Shell Programming, Third Edition. It's a tutorial aimed at helping Unix and Linux users get optimal performance out of their operating system. The book shows them how to take control of their systems and work efficiently by harnessing the power of the shell to solve common problems. It begins with a generalised tutorial covering Unix and tools and then moves into detailed coverage of shell programming. Topics covered include: regular expressions, the kernel and the utilities, command files, parameters, manipulating text filters, understanding and debugging shell scripts, creating and utilizing variables, tools, processes, and customizing the shell.
Lester Haines, 19 Mar 2003

MS shared source twitches towards liberal licensing

A new form of Microsoft's shared source licence agreement unearthed by Microsoft Watch suggests that The Beast is at the very least experimenting with forms of words that might work, as opposed to engaging purely in propaganda efforts. The strapline to Mary Jo Foley's report says that the licence "seems to be inching closer - at least in spirit - to the GNU GPL" - this is clearly not true, but we nevertheless think we detect some element of constructiveness.
John Lettice, 19 Mar 2003

No legal recourse for buyers as Amazon rejects £7 iPaq pricing

Will anyone who ordered one of Amazon's £7.23 HP iPaq H1910 and £23.04 iPaq H5450 - which we reported on earlier today, see Amazon offers sub-£10 iPaq - actually have their PDAs delivered and their credit cards charged at that rate?
Tony Smith, 19 Mar 2003

VX writers latch onto Gulf War II tricks to spread worms

Virus writers are attempting to tap into public interest in the imminent war between Iraq and the US to lure unwitting users into launching a new email-aware worm.
John Leyden, 19 Mar 2003

BT releases latest ADSL exchange update

BT has published a list of the latest exchanges to be converted to ADSL as part of its pre-registration demand-mapping scheme.
Tim Richardson, 19 Mar 2003

People are the biggest security risk

Human error - not technical malfunction - is the most significant cause of IT security breaches in the public and private sectors.
John Leyden, 19 Mar 2003

Cisco buys SignalWorks – and soon its own shares

Cisco Systems today announced a deal to acquire IP telephony software firm SignalWorks in exchange for $13.5 million of Cisco stock.
John Leyden, 19 Mar 2003

‘External attack’ under control – Tiscali UK

Tiscali UK is prepared to take legal action against those behind yesterday's "external attack" that knocked out the ISP.
Tim Richardson, 19 Mar 2003

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