29th > April > 2003 Archive


EMC to roll out Windows-based storage system

EMC Corp. has given in and decided to start shipping Windows-based network attached storage (NAS) systems alongside its own Celerra hardware.
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RIAA's Rosen ‘writing Iraq copyright laws’

Chief executive for the Recording Industry Association of America, Hilary Rosen, is helping draft copyright legislation for the New Iraq, according to investigative journalist Gregory Palast.
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Time to challenge airline paranoia on wireless

Opinion There's no way an airline "cabin crew" member can be expected to know whether your PDA has a phone built into it, or whether your laptop computer has WiFi permanently on. Nor can they tell whether the wireless circuit is switched off. So, are we about to see a blanket ban on smartphones, and on notebook computers, in the air? And if so, what can we do about it?
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Get your Face off My Pitch

A court in Hamburg has ruled that EA's FIFA World Cup 2002 title must be removed from sale in Germany because it features the name and likeness of German goalkeeper Oliver Kahn without permission.
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Linus Torvalds blesses DRM, and nothing happens

Last week Linus Torvalds said share denial technology, or DRM (Digital Rights Management) is OK. He did so on a linux kernel mailing list and so anticipating the reaction, with the Subject line: Flame Linus to a crisp!, he wrote:
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Court rejects malicious emailer's Papal bull

A man accused of sending malicious emails has landed himself in a whole further heap of trouble by invoking no less than His Holiness the Pope as a character witness, the Telegraph reports.
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Orange gets new COO

Sanjiv Ahuja, 46, has been named as the new COO of Orange Group replacing co-founder, Graham Howe, who said earlier this year that he planned to step aside.
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BTo ‘levels playing field’ for Sat bandwidth hogs

BT Openworld is getting heavy with its broadband satellite punters after bandwidth "hogs" ignored calls to ease up on the service.
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Comical Ali resurfaces

You just can't keep a good man (or joke) down.
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Ericsson to cut another 14,000 jobs

Swedish communications giant Ericsson revealed sweeping new job cuts on Tuesday after seeing its sales tumble 30 percent during the quarter.
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On the IBM ThinkPad G40

You may have thought they mean roughly the same, but IBM's announcement of its new G-series ThinkPad amplifies where the differences may lay, and what this may mean as the unwired worlds of mobile and wireless network technologies converge.
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Education faces BB challenge

Getting schools and local educational authorities (LEAs) to embrace broadband remains a "challenge".
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Infineon wants to leave Germany

Infineon Technologies will cut 900 jobs in the next few months, as the company mulls a possible exit from Germany.
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UK.biz getting on top of serious security risks

Corporate organisations are beginning to address major security flaws within their networks at the same time as failing to address medium or lower risk issues.
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Mobiles hail London cabs

Mobile phone users in London should soon be able to hail the capital's black cabs simply by using their mobile phones.
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Steve Jobs blesses DRM, and nothing happens

Apple expanded its retail presence yesterday, right into the guts of your computer, in a move variously hailed as "revolutionary" (Wininformant), "unique" (The New York Times) and "we're impressed" (Forbes).
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The Whole Knuth, and nothing but the Knuth

Letters Our examination of the language culture at Intel Why Intel doesn't write stuff down begat this correction, and some great responses from Register readers. Here' s one of great economy:-
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HP to bring 64-bit Windows XP to Itanic

Itanic releases have poured out of the HP and Microsoft vaults at a steady clip of late.