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HP turns to Darwin for help

Don't be afraid, dear readers, should your servers begin to sprout ears or feet. Even if you can't see it, your data center is evolving and Hewlett-Packard wants to help.

PeopleSoft loves Linux

PeopleSoft says it will port its 170-strong portfolio to Linux by the end of the year. Executives took the opportunity to indulge in some colorful barbs at Microsoft, too.
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Governments continue to go barmy over .com namesakes

It seems there will be no let-up in governments going barmy and wasting huge sums of taxpayers money on purchasing their countries' global domain names.
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Palm licenses RIM, spawns games console

Palm announced that it will work closely with RIM its PalmSource Developer Seminar in San Mateo today. Despite a deal with RIM's bitter rival, Good Technologies, Palm sees itself as a neutral platform company, and the choice will be down to enterprise customers or the big system integrators.

IBM fleshes out Competition on Demand

IBM has highlighted what it sees as its central role in 'eBusiness On Demand', with companies paying for IT requirements as a variable cost that falls and rises with use. But the outlook seems to suggest that a vast number of information utilities will evolve, and rivals such as Sun are likely to give IBM a run for its money.
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Sony to combine PlayStation and group chip operations

Sony is to unify its diverse chip development and production operations into a single business in a bid to turn the company into a semiconductor powerhouse.
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Intel to offer Bayesian computer learning code

Intel is planning to give away a library of software designed to improve a computer's ability to learn, NewScientist.com reports.
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Rural areas face widening BB digital divide

The lack of broadband in rural areas is creating a digital divide between town and country, according to a new report out today.
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Tapwave opts for ATI Imageon

Having yesterday said it has licensed Palm OS 5 for its upcoming handheld entertainment console, Tapwave today said it will be using ATI's Imageon graphics chip in the device. Or rather ATI announced it on Tapwave's behalf.
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AOL UK denies being ‘copyright snatcher’

AOL UK has been dubbed "copyright snatchers" by some of its punters after the ISP published new Conditions of Service (CoS).
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Kerberos Redux?

With the arrival of Windows Server 2003 we might be forgiven if we think that Kerberos, a "secure method for authenticating a request for a service in a computer network", is on its way out. After all, Microsoft have been seen as the principal torch bearer. What is clear in Server 2003 is that Microsoft are starting to push PKI as the way forward. Talk to Microsoft people and you might find an unusual ambivalence to Kerberos.

MySQL moves forward

In case you missed it, MySQL held its first user conference just before Easter, writes Phil Howard, of Bloor Research. MySQL is, of course, the developer of the eponymous Open Source relational database.
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Microsoft plans Xbox Live overhaul

A major overhaul of the Xbox Live platform is in the works, with the console set to get new online functionality including the ability to talk to friends outside of games and use streaming video and audio services.
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Ebookers breaks into profit

The on-line travel agency Ebookers said it recorded its first ever pre-tax profit during the first quarter, despite reduced revenues following the Iraq war.
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Open Source ‘representative’ calls for software patents

A false or misled "open source representative" has signed an industry resolution calling for the EU to allow software patenting, which has been sent to members of the European Parliament. Copies of the resolution are here and here.
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Earthlink brings down the Buffalo Spammer

Earthlink, the US ISP, was today awarded $16.4 million damages and permanent relief against a notorious spammer.
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Latest eMacs sound death knell for original iMac

Apple's release of not only faster, 1GHz G4-based eMacs yesterday but a cut-price low-end model has proved a mortal blow for the original G3-based model.
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Interland climbs into embed with PayPal

Interland, the US web hosting biz, is to incorporate PayPal payment options into new ecommerce storefronts.
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Govt names Easynet as BB supplier

Easynet Group has been named as one of six companies given the clearance to provide broadband services to the public sector.
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Infogrames re-christens itself Atari

Infogrames is to change its name to Atari when NASDAQ opens for trading tomorrow. It will trade as ATAR.
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VIA NET.WORKS to axe third of UK workforce

VIA NET.WORKS - which provides managed Internet services for businesses - is cutting up to a third of its 180-strong workforce in the UK.
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Intel maintains Q2 forecast

Intel is sticking by its earlier forecasts that its Q2 revenue will fall somewhere between $6.4 billion and $7 billion, according to the chip maker's latest Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Intel releases AHCI 0.95 to advance Serial ATA

Intel has released the latest version of the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) specification, a move the company hopes will drive the development of more advanced Serial ATA device controllers.
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BT backtracks on broadband pricing cuts

BT has cut the cost of its wholesale Datastream product following complaints from rival operators that the dominant telco was acting uncompetitively.
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International child porn ring smashed

Two UK men, both alleged members of The Brotherhood, a worldwide child porn ring, were arrested today in an "International Day of Action".