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Motorola looking to sell PowerPC producer – report

Speculation that Apple is looking to IBM to take up the role of prime supplier for Mac microprocessor may not hinge on price, as some observers have suggested, but on the long-term viability of Motorola's desktop PowerPC line.
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Overcoming ‘Security By Good Intentions’

Opinion Last week Microsoft announced plans to revise the process it uses to provide patches that fix problems with its software. While IT executives around the world may be swooning in gratitude at this latest demonstration of 'Trustworthy Computing' in action, those in the real world of IT, such as system administrators, network engineers, and security staff - in other words, the "doers with a clue" - have little to rejoice about with this latest news from Redmond.
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BT passes one million BB milestone

BT has hit its magic milestone of one million wholesale broadband connections, the monster telco confirmed today.
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Adding Security to MCSE

Opinion Shiftless third-party prep courses have made MCSE certification less valuable. Is Microsoft's new security cert doomed to the same fate, asks Tim Mullen, SecurityFocus columnist.
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Apple out to acquire Napster owner?

Apple is in talks to buy Napster, Mac rumours site LoopRumors has claimed, citing "reliable sources".

Sun preps $500m Java brand push

Sun is to lead a $500 million marketing campaign aimed at making Java, its programming technology, one of the world's best-known technology brands.
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Conference to tackle lack of rural BB

The Access to Broadband Campaign (ABC) is holding a one-day conference next month to address the issue of bringing affordable broadband to rural areas.

SuSE makes its bid to move business off Windows

SuSE Linux today releases its bid for the corporate desktop market, SuSE Linux Desktop, intended as a stablemate for the Enterprise Server SuSE released last autumn. Those not wishing to be unnecessarily confused should note the slight difference in the tagline from SuSE Office Desktop, which the company released earlier this year as a more consumer- and small business- oriented system.
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Palm to extend Tungsten PDA line in Q3

Palm will ship at least one new Tungsten PDA in the autumn, the company said today.
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Fujitsu Siemens banks on *nix, mobile and the channel

Fujitsu Siemens says it is outperforming competitors in a declining IT market by improving internal efficiency and committing to training its channel partners.
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The Bastard Interviewer from Hell

Episode 4 Episode 4 BOFH 2003: Episode 4 There's nothing like a Job Interviewing for a little bit of time off work, and with our current lack of both Head of IT (serious burns after a nasty transformer explosion) and Boss (voted out of the building by a mass of public opinion expressed on an intranet website) the tide appears to be …
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BOFH and the Pay Rise

Episode 3 Episode 3 BOFH 2003: Episode 3 So I roll into work and almost run into Head of IT - who's eagerly loitering around the secretary's cubicle in much the same manner he probably loiters around Russell Square of an evening. Seeing the data lamp on the secretary's printer flashing calmly, I feel obliged to slip into the support …
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SMEs sniff at smelly techies

Companies that hire IT support complain that some techies turning up are patronising, suffer from BO and halitosis and are dressed in "scruffy trainers" and "heavy metal t-shirts".

Liverpool Uni opts for Dell, Red Hat in supercomputer cluster

The University of Liverpool today unveiled a new supercomputer cluster which is expected to be one of the World's 100 most powerful systems when it goes live next month.
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Spam makes kids feel ‘uncomfortable and offended’

More than 80 per cent of kids say they receive "inappropriate" spam every day.
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Milton Keynes to assess wireless broadband access

BT can't offer you ADSL. Your local cable TV company isn't much help either. So what do you do if you want broadband Internet access? If you're a British town council hoping that high-speed Internet connectivity will help drive the local economy in the 21st Century, you have only one option: offer it yourself.

HP claims IBM price scalp for Cisco storage switches

HP has begun reselling Cisco's storage switches - for 30 per cent less than charged by IBM.
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Sun and Intel friends for a day

Several gallons of oil must have been poured over the PR works within Sun Microsystems and Intel as a shared Java announcement was produced Monday.
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Avecho goes toe to toe with MessageLabs

Avecho, a managed service scanning the email of consumers and SMEs for viruses and spam, is branching out into the enterprise.

PeopleSoft says Oracle is atrocious

There was no shortage of disgust from the PeopleSoft camp after Oracle made a less than exhilarating bid for the company last week.

JD Edwards says Oracle is anti-competitive

Oracle's hostile bid for PeopleSoft is likely to be blocked on anti-trust grounds, according to the chief executive of J D Edwards, whose company last week agreed to sell itself to PeopleSoft.

IBM cooking up Intel server kit

IBM is gearing up a pair of its high-end Intel-based servers for launch in the next couple of months.