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Dell snuggles in with Microsoft's MOM

Dell's server software division has drawn closer ties with its favorite operating system vendor - Microsoft.
Ashlee Vance, 12 Nov 2003
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Offshore IT services: east or west

The offshore IT services industry is clearly split into two rival camps: east and west. Vendors from both hemispheres compete on price for the same clients' business. However, the obstacles that both groups must overcome differ. Understanding these differences, and individual vendors' survival strategies, is key to spotting the winners of this young but rapidly growing industry.
Datamonitor, 12 Nov 2003
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Tax haven for German ICT firms to disappear

Does Norderfriedrichskoog really need an IT company to serve a community of just 47 inhabitants and a dozen thatched homesteads 200 kilometres north of Hamburg?
Jan Libbenga, 12 Nov 2003
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El Reg seals TechnoDepot apparel pact (redux)

Cash'n'Carrion It was going so well. The deal was sealed with TechnoDepot to sell its very fine t-shirts for geeks on Cash'n'Carrion. The announcement went up on The Register, the sales started coming in. And then lots of complaints from readers who were unable to make an order.
Cash'n'Carrion, 12 Nov 2003
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Nokia N-Gage cracked

The security system built into Nokia's N-Gage has been cracked, allowing other Symbian-based mobile handsets to play games designed for the Finnish handheld console-cum-phone.
Tony Smith, 12 Nov 2003
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BT clashes with MPs in broadband inquiry

Tempers boiled over yesterday at a parliamentary inquiry into broadband after BT was forced to fend off accusations that it was "arrogant".
Tim Richardson, 12 Nov 2003
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Canadian ‘419er’ released without charge

Prosecutors dropped all charges against a Canadian man implicated in a '419' advanced fraud fee racket this week, much to the annoyance of a Conneticut woman who helped police arrest him.
John Leyden, 12 Nov 2003
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AMD to unveil Opteron 148, 248, 848 next week?

AMD will add 148, 248 and 848 varieties to its Opteron server and workstation processor family next week, following the price cuts the chip maker made to all three lines at the end of October.
Tony Smith, 12 Nov 2003
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Microsoft's EU anti-trust hearing begins

Microsoft will begin its defence at the EU's anti-trust hearing into the company's alleged anti-competitive practices in Brussels today.
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Define broadband please – CA

UK consumers need a clear definition of broadband to prevent them from being misled.
Tim Richardson, 12 Nov 2003
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Nokia pledges to pursue N-Gage crack creators

Nokia today vowed to "aggressively pursue" the people behind the successful attempt to crack its N-Gage handheld console-cum-phone's copy protection mechanism.
Tony Smith, 12 Nov 2003
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Mesh Matrix64 3200+ Extreme

Review So far we've only seen a few affordable Athlon 64 PCs, with the Multivision reviewed a few weeks ago offering the most compelling price. The Mesh Matrix64 3200+ Extreme is not as cheap as the Multivision system, but it does have some extras on offer, writes Lars-Goran Nilsson.
Trusted Reviews, 12 Nov 2003
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One, two, three, four MS patches at our door

Microsoft yesterday released a set of four security patches in its second stab at releasing security fixes once a month.
John Leyden, 12 Nov 2003
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Bring on the empty cartridges

Printer consumables are HP's great cash cow, accounting for up to half of the printer and imaging division revenues and the lion's share of profits.
Drew Cullen, 12 Nov 2003
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Gateway reveals iPod clone

Reg Kit Watch Reg Kit Watch MP3 players Gateway has announced its first hard disk-based MP3 player, the 20GB Digital Jukebox DMP-X20. It's not a pretty as the Apple machine, nor as compact. The DMP-X20 weighs 218g (7.7oz) to the 20GB iPod's 159g (5.6oz), and measures 10 x 6.5 x 2cm (4 x 2.6 x 0.8in), compared to 10.3 x 6 x 1.5 (4.1 x 2.4 x …
Tony Smith, 12 Nov 2003
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Sun knifes workstation price

Sun Microsystems has slashed the price on one of its workstations, as the company appears ready to launch the long awaited Sun Blade 2500.
Ashlee Vance, 12 Nov 2003
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Broadband boosts NTL

A third of NTL subscribers now subscribe to the cableco's broadband service.
Tim Richardson, 12 Nov 2003
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US Patent Office will review Eolas claim

The US Patent and Trademark Office will review the Eolas patent that puts claim to content embedded and run within a Web page.
Kieren McCarthy, 12 Nov 2003
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IBM brings mobile data to the little guy

IBM is looking to make its DB2 Everyplace database for handheld devices a little more attractive to Microsoft developers, developers, developers, Java coders and small businesses.
Ashlee Vance, 12 Nov 2003
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WIPO's back-off from open software meet – RMS responds

Letters Kieren McCarthy's 7 November article (Open source movement screws up again) inaccurately describes me as an "open source devotee". In fact, I have never supported the open source movement, and I disagree with its basic philosophical outlook. I am a leader in the free software movement.

Cisco buys IP conferencing firm

Cisco Systems today announced the acquisition of Latitude Communications, an enterprise conferencing firm, for approx $80m in stock.
John Leyden, 12 Nov 2003
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Freeserve boss doesn't have broadband at home

Freeserve boss Eric Abensur doesn't have a broadband connection at home. Instead, he uses a standard dial-up connection to access the Net.
Tim Richardson, 12 Nov 2003
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OSS reports – UK's budget watchdog shows how – not?

Following our report last week of the Office of Government Commerce's difficulties at the Public Accounts Committee, our attention is drawn to what appears to have been a piece of not entirely joined-up purchasing by the OGC itself. The outfit is charged with helping government departments achieve the best possible value for money in their purchasing, so it'd be just a little bit embarrassing if it got it wrong itself.
John Lettice, 12 Nov 2003
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FoTW: Confine this cabbage to his Playstation

Flame of The Week From: arthur pewtey Sent: 10 November 2003 11:32 To: drew.cullen@theregister.co.uk Subject: re: When is a speed camera not a speed camera?
Drew Cullen, 12 Nov 2003
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E-Pass allowed to re-open Microsoft, HP patent lawsuits

Intellectual property company E-Pass has been allowed to re-commence its litigation against Microsoft and HP.
Tony Smith, 12 Nov 2003

IBM brings PPC 970 – aka G5 – to blades

Fresh off the success of the now famous Big Mac cluster, IBM has planned a new line of blade servers based on its PowerPC 970 processor.
Ashlee Vance, 12 Nov 2003
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There is magic behind Penn State's Napster deal

Letters re: Penn State trustee and RIAA lawyer denies conflict of interest and Penn State's pigopolist pork is not smelling sweet
Ashlee Vance, 12 Nov 2003
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East European gangs in online protection racket

Eastern European crime syndicates are using threats of computer hacking to extort pay-offs from UK online businesses.
John Leyden, 12 Nov 2003