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Microsoft sidelines Longhorn database caper

Microsoft has scaled back its 'Big Bang', and its Future Storage initiative will build on, rather than supersede the NTFS file system, when the next version of Windows 'Longhorn' appears in 2005.
Andrew Orlowski, 13 May 2003
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Gateway works the technology brand

Gateway is planning to release no less than 50 new and "branded" PC, server, network and consumer electronics products in a strategy to reverse its fortunes and return to profitability. However, Gateway still has structural issues to contend with, and its new marketing aims are likely to prove a challenge.
Datamonitor, 13 May 2003
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E3:No Xbox price cut, no redesign, but lotsa games on show

Rumours of a price cut and a hardware redesign failed to materialise at Microsoft's Xbox conference in Los Angeles on Monday night, with the company focusing attention instead on its forthcoming software line-up.
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Managers buy Cedilla

Cedilla, the Manchester-based Navision dealership, has been sold to management. Terms are undisclosed. But the new owners say they are pumping their own money in the business to support expansion plans.
Drew Cullen, 13 May 2003
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AMD ships Athlon XP 3200+

AMD has launched the long-awaited Athlon XP 3200+ desktop processor. Based on the Barton core, the new chip is AMD's first to officially support a 400MHz frontside bus.
Tony Smith, 13 May 2003
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AMD PC market share contracted in Q1

AMD's share of the PC processor market during the first quarter of this year was lower than it was a year ago, but the chip maker can take some consolation from the fact that its share is higher than it was during the Christmas quarter.
Tony Smith, 13 May 2003
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VIA pledges support for AMD's 400MHz FSB

Reg Kit Watch Reg Kit Watch Chipset VIA has said today that its upcoming Apollo KT600 and UniChrome KM400A chipsets will support the AMD Athlon XP 3200+'s 400MHz frontside bus. The KT600 supports 400MHz DDR SDRAM, matching the FSB's 3.2GBps throughput. It also supports AGP 8x. When supplied with VIA's VT8237 South Bridge, the chipset …
Tony Smith, 13 May 2003
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Gates: ‘Wake up and steal the coffee’

Last Friday Bill Gates of Microsoft plus entourage and NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw plus entourage breezed into the little prairie town of Watertown, South Dakota for coffee with the locals. The Gates Foundation has sprung for some computers for the local library, and NBC "calming force" Brokaw was doing the promo.
John Lettice, 13 May 2003
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T-Online scrapes pre-tax profit

T-Online has scraped into the black, just, as the giant ISP revealed that one in four customers now pays for broadband access.
Tim Richardson, 13 May 2003
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BT wants to embrace BB partners

BT wants to build partnerships across the country to help extend the reach of broadband to people in rural areas.
Tim Richardson, 13 May 2003
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Govt offers free trial for Net have nots

The Government has launched a campaign to get more people online by offering them the chance to test-drive the Internet for free.
Tim Richardson, 13 May 2003
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On ultra-fast carbon memory

New types of computer memory using carbon - rather than silicon - offer the potential to create ultra-fast non-volatile memory.
John Leyden, 13 May 2003
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Microsoft's wireless toilet prank

Microsoft's has fessed up that its Internet toilet, the iLoo, was a hoax.
Andrew Orlowski, 13 May 2003