18th > April > 2003 Archive

.NOT now, please: vacuuming MS renames products

It's only branding, but sometimes small details tells us a lot.
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Office workers give away passwords for a cheap pen

Workers are prepared to give away their passwords for a cheap pen, according to a somewhat unscientific - but still illuminating - survey published today.
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Namco woos Sega

Japanese publisher Namco has publicly proposed a merger with rival Sega, calling on the former platform holder to reopen merger talks rather than proceeding with its currently planned merge with gambling machine manufacturer Sammy.

IT services head offshore

The battle lines have been drawn, with tier-one providers such as IBM Global Services, CSC, EDS and CGEY all gearing up to grow their own units in India.
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Getting realistic in the war on hackers

Opinion Give up on the notion that computer security can be improved by putting more people in prison, argues Jon Lasser, SecurityFocus columnist.
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US military shuns BSD for hopping landmines

The research wing of the United States military, DARPA, has abruptly terminated funding for an OpenBSD project, leaving dozens of open source programmers in the lurch.
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Bored and confused by the PC Internet – world turns to phones

A Pew Research report published yesterday makes sober reading for techno-utopians. It reveals that Internet usage in the US has stalled. Half of the population doesn't want the Internet and doesn't care less about what it might be missing.
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Dell thumps HP

Dell has reclaimed its title as PC seller extraordinaire.
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CNN kills Castro early

Castro did make a wonderful Queen Consort, didn't he? Or maybe it was his role as the U.K.'s favorite grandmother that tickled your heart.