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Why Intel doesn't write stuff down

What's the difference between hardware engineers and Microsoft - between the hardware guys and the software guys?
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Veritas makes gains in Q1

Software maker Veritas saw its first quarter profits come in higher than expected but warned that sales could be harder to come by in the next three months.
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Bell, Chamberlin remember Ted Codd

The father of the relational database, Ted Codd has died aged 79.
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Europe gets new game rating system

A new pan-European age rating system for computer and video games is to be introduced to help protect kids from unsuitable content.
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64-bit Solaris for Opteron coming, McNealy tells Reg

Sun Microsystems is attacking the low end x86-based server market with force, as it has announcements around both AMD's Opteron processor and Intel's Xeon processor on the way, executives said today.
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PDA sales plummet thanks to ‘limited appeal’ – IDC

Palm may have launched two new PDAs yesterday, but if the latest figures from market researcher IDC are anything to go by, it's going to have a tough time persuading consumers and businesses to part with their cash.
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Trojan defence clears man on child porn charges

A man was cleared of possession of child porn this week after experts testified that a Trojan horse infection on his PC could have downloaded 14 depraved images without his knowledge.
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Oftel could block BT's ADSL price cut

BT could be forced to shelve plans to cut the wholesale cost of its broadband product while telecoms regulator, Oftel, investigates complaints from rival operators.
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Freeserve hits back at regulator

The acrimonious war of words between Freeserve and Oftel is once again being played out in the FT as the two outfits show little sign of patching things up.
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Matrox launches Parhelia LX-based Millennium P series

Reg Kit Watch Reg Kit Watch Graphics Matrox yesterday unwrapped its latest Parhelia graphics chip, the LX, pitching boards based on the part at professional video editing users. The Parhelia LX supports AGP 8x and up to 64MB of DDR memory across a 128-bit interface. The chip can support up to three DVI, RGB and TV displays. It supports …
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E-voting could cure voter apathy

A major trial is about to kick off in the UK that could help decide whether e-voting is merely a gimmick or whether it can genuinely help cure voter apathy.
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Look out for the latest IE and Outlook Express patches

It's patching time again for Microsoft users, after the software giant released "critical" fixes for Internet Explorer and Outlook Express last night.
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Europe slaps 33% duty on Hynix DRAM imports

The European Commission has imposed a 33 per cent import duty on Hynix DRAM products, Dow Jones reports.
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Orange roots ‘help Hutchison 3G’

Despite the many obstacles facing British 3G operator '3,' its ties to Orange will help it succeed, experts say.
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Gameplay slams online VAT loophole

Online game retailer Gameplay.com has begun a campaign calling on the government to close a loophole in European tax laws which allows offshore companies to import cheap goods into the UK VAT-free.
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DirecTV mole to plead guilty

A 19-year-old University of Chicago student accused of leaking the secrets of DirectTV's most advanced anti-piracy technology to hacker websites has agreed to plead guilty to violating the rarely used 1996 Economic Espionage Act.