20th > May > 2003 Archive

Sun makes good with Intel kit

Scott McNealy pulled out the shovel on Monday and filled three gaping holes in Sun Microsystems' product line.
Ashlee Vance, 20 May 2003

HP-UX upgraded for Itanium 2

Hewlett-Packard has prepped a new version of its HP-UX operating system for the Itanium 2 chip, and lo and behold there's even software to run on it.
Ashlee Vance, 20 May 2003

Fizzer worm more interesting than harmful

Looking at the fizzer worm, one has some difficulty defining it clearly. It uses various means of propagation such as e-mail and P2P shares and attempts several destructive activities, but it doesn't get all of its core business quite right.
Thomas C Greene, 20 May 2003

Smart credit card scheme kicks off in the UK

UK banks, building societies and retailers began the introduction of a more secure method of authorising credit card payments in Northampton today.
John Leyden, 20 May 2003

Welsh dotcoms set free from incubation

Recently, The Reg referred to Cardiff-based Acequote.com as the only Welsh dotcom we had heard of. (And where did that web site go - it has not been accessible in recent days).
Drew Cullen, 20 May 2003

'NEVER, EVER buy ANYTHING from Curry's or Dixons'

A disgruntled Dixons punter has gone to extraordinary lengths to try and get the giant electrical retailer to return her busted TV.
Tim Richardson, 20 May 2003

Chip market to grow 8.3% in 2003 – Gartner

The worldwide semiconductor market is grow 8 per cent growth this year, according to Gartner
John Leyden, 20 May 2003

PS2 price cut to €199 in Europe

Sony is expected to cut the price of the PlayStation 2 in Europe at last. The console will drop from €249 to €199 in a move which brings the hardware price in line with the Xbox and GameCube.
gamesindustry.biz, 20 May 2003

The Bastard goes 24/7

Episode 8
Simon Travaglia, 20 May 2003

BOFH and the Interruptible Power System

Episode 9
Simon Travaglia, 20 May 2003

Novell settles 1998 software theft suit

Novell has finally settled a lawsuit that began when hundreds of CDs were stolen from a contractor in Ireland in 1998.
ElectricNews.net, 20 May 2003

Electrical retailers in ‘complex monopoly’ over warranties

The Competition Commission (CC) has published proposals that could lead to an overhaul in the way extended warranties (EW) are sold.
Tim Richardson, 20 May 2003

Comcast ponders WiFi extras

The Register's Wireless LAN Channel
Guy Kewney, 20 May 2003

Netilla preps v4 security appliance

Netilla Networks yesterday announced enhancements to its SSL VPN appliances, to make them more flexible and versatile.
John Leyden, 20 May 2003

£35,186 not spent at DSG – so far

Marie Griffiths' tale of despair - 'NEVER, EVER buy ANYTHING from Curry's or Dixons' - has certainly generated heaps of interest from readers.
Tim Richardson, 20 May 2003

Microsoft + AMD: the 64-bit question

Microsoft's launch of Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server 2000 for Itanium, and AMD's launch of its 64-bit Opteron processor, should encourage the uptake of 64-bit computing. Software development and support will be crucial in taking 64-bit hardware from its educational and scientific environments through to general purpose corporate computing.
Datamonitor, 20 May 2003
Cat 5 cable

HP topples IBM for benchmark lead

My, oh my, HP and IBM are feisty of late.
Ashlee Vance, 20 May 2003

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