19th > March > 2003 Archive

The Register breaking news

So, farewell then, original iMac

Obituary Obituary Obituary Apple's original iMac passed away last night quietly in a home for retired computers aka the AppleStore for Education. It was nearly five years old. Hailed at its birth in May 1998 as the reincarnation of the first, all-in-one Mac, the iMac re-established Apple's reputation as an industry innovator. All-in- …
The Register breaking news

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.
The Register breaking news

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.
The Register breaking news

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."
The Register breaking news

Amazon offers sub-£10 iPAQ

Update Anyone fancy an HP iPAQ H1910 for under a tenner?
The Register breaking news

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.
The Register breaking news

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.
The Register breaking news

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.
The Register breaking news

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.
The Register breaking news

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?
The Register breaking news

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.
The Register breaking news

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.
The Register breaking news

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.
cable

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.
The Register breaking news

‘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.