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Hardwired crypto certificate FAIL bricks Juniper router kit

Sysadmins with older Juniper Networks kit have been left scrambling to keep their networks running after a security certificate expiration bricked their boxen. The issue has been keeping mailing lists like AusNOG and J-NSP busy as users tried to work out whether it was a deliberate strategy to force people off the EOL gear – and …
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Google kicks 'bucket-list' service

Google Schemer users – both of you – have a new activity to add to your recommendation list: “download and save my data before it's deleted”. The Chocolate Factory has decided that the service, which since December 2011 has allowed users to create what amounts to a shared “bucket-list”, is to be discontinued on February 7. It …
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VMware ends free SUSE for vSphere customers offer

VMware has posted an End of Availability Announcement for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). Virtzilla used to hand full, and fully-supported, SLES licences to some vSphere buyers. As Vmware's page describing the offering states, the licences came “complete with patches and updates”. Those don't come free: SUSE's support …
Simon Sharwood, 26 Jun 2014
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Nvidia upgrades PGI 2014 accelerator compile suite

Just a few months after first releasing its PGI 2014 set of compilers and tools, Nvidia subsidiary The Portland Group (PGI) has expanded OpenACC C++ support in the high-performance computing compile suite, and put older versions of Windows on the EOL list. The PGI 2014 release back in February added support for the latest …

Bad PUPPY: Undead Windows XP deposits fresh scamware on lawn

Cybercriminals have already seized upon the end of support for Windows XP as a theme for numerous scams and fake software updates. Microsoft pushed out its last ever patches for the 13-year-old operating system last Tuesday (8 April). Numerous YouTube videos "advertising programs and functionality related to Windows XP" that …
John Leyden, 14 Apr 2014

British computer pioneer Wilkes reaches EOL

Maurice Wilkes, British computer pioneer, has died at the age of 96. Wilkes was head of Cambridge University's computer lab from 1945, when it was known as the Mathematical Laboratory, to his retirement 1980. In recent years he published his memoirs and consulted for DEC and the Oracle-Olivetti lab in Cambridge. In 1949, Wilkes …
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Nov 2010
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Xobni! heads! to! Yahoo! elephant! graveyard!

For somewhere between $US30 million and $US60 million, depending on which insider you prefer, Yahoo! has continued its acquisition spree, picking up e-mail management startup Xobni. Since Xobni had total raisings of $US42 million since being founded in 2006, the sale price is important, at least to its investors: they either …

Nokia's Android? It's not for the likes of us…

Images of a Nokia phone running a forked branch of Android have been circulating since November - when the project was still very much alive - with many more tumbling out of leak sites last week. For its Kindle HD range, Amazon took the Android code base and ported over its own services, and it looks as if Nokia has done the …
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Jan 2014
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EA unplugs Rock Band for iOS

The iOS version of Rock Band will go out of tune forever on May 31. Users have spotted the image below when they try to play the game. Rock Bands iOS death screen EA has confirmed the news in its help forums that the servers underpinning the game will go the riff boneyard on May 31. In case the company does a naughty, we …
Simon Sharwood, 03 May 2012

Nuke plants to rely on PDP-11 code UNTIL 2050!

The venerable PDP-11 minicomputer is still spry to this day, powering GE nuclear power-plant robots - and will do so for another 37 years. That's right: PDP-11 assembler coders are hard to find, but the nuclear industry is planning on keeping the 16-bit machines ticking over until 2050 – long enough for a couple of generations …
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Intel aligns key old-style Centrino EOL dates

Anyone in the market for Intel's 855 and 852 mobile chipsets now has a month more to request product before the chip giant stops taking cancellable orders for them. Prospective buyers now have until 23 September to order the 400MHz FSB, AGP 4x Centrino chipsets and still get the chance to pull out of the order. Until recently, …
Tony Smith, 08 Aug 2005

iOS Rock Band gets back together

EA's iOS version of Rock Band isn't breaking up, after all. Yesterday we reported that players of the app were seeing a message advising them of the game's demise. EA has since stated that's not the case and has sent us a statement to this effect: "Rock Band for iOS will remain live - the in-app message users received …
Simon Sharwood, 03 May 2012

Cisco EOLs ACE load balancer platform

Cisco is exiting the data centre load balancing market, confirming that it is ceasing development on its Application Control Engine product line. While only a back-alley in the Borg’s sprawling product line, the confirmation that ACE will be added to the Cisco end-of-life list will be a fillip for companies like F5, Radware, …
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Photonic router vendor exits stealth-mode, sparks hypegasm

Without the obligatory hype from the "every great business starts with venture capital" press, it is an interesting proposition: that turning integrated electro-optical chips into the basis of a router yields a faster device that's smaller, uses less power, and generates less heat. That's what's being claimed by US-Israeli …
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Sources mutter of 'disarray' among EMC's quadruple object products

Two EMC insiders whisper to The Register that all is not well at the storage biz. They claim that EMC's object storage strategy is in complete disarray and that senior execs are locking horns over the wreckage. EMC, meanwhile, contends that its current multi-product, multi-teamed object storage strategy is working perfectly well …
Chris Mellor, 02 Jul 2013

Robots form band, rock out to Marilyn Manson

The music world is a difficult cookie to crack. In most cases, all revenue is funnelled into a cigar-smoking businessman's pocket after a group of robots churn out some pre-programmed bollocks. But when the robots are programmed to act like humans and not the other way around, things start to get interesting. Here we see the ' …
Caleb Cox, 19 Jul 2011
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Mozilla denies OS X Leopard 2012 kill

Mozilla has denied that the death of Firefox on OS X Leopard, released just four years ago, is coming. The browser operation has downplayed a proposal, broached by one of Firefox’s developers, to stop supporting OS X 10.5 with Firefox 13. This version of Firefox is due to ship on or near 5 June 2012. The proposal was floated by …
Gavin Clarke, 05 Dec 2011
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Oracle array users skid off 7410 road map

A European Oracle 7410 array user has been told no more upgrades are possible after the end of the month - despite the fact that he only bought the 7410 this year. Oracle upgraded its 7000 open unified storage line last month. The products use ZFS. The existing 7110, 7310 and 7410 products were replaced by 7120, 7320 and 7420 …
Chris Mellor, 19 Oct 2010
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Intel to EOL Mobile P4 in Q1 2005

Further confirmation has emerged that Intel will phase out its Mobile Pentium 4 processor during Q1 2005. A move to end-of-line the MP4 was signalled last February by Intel's mobile products chief, Anand Chandrasekher. Speaking to reporters at Intel Developer Forum, he said that the company will probably kill off the Mobile P4 …
Tony Smith, 17 Jun 2004
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Brocade's file virtualisation efforts come to nought

Brocade's StorageX file virtualisation push is to end with a whimper, with the formal last ship date passing with a roadmap to nowhere, meaning support withdrawl in 2012. StorageX enables users to access files from a variety of physical file stores all virtualised into a single file pool with a global namespace. However, …
Chris Mellor, 12 Nov 2009
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Apple bans iPhone 3G patch omission talk from forum

A Reg reader who brought up Apple's decision to exclude the iPhone 3G and other older devices from its latest security update on an official forum has received a firm rebuke for his effort. Apparently the post, which was quickly deleted, failed three separate rules of the Apple Discussions soviet, as a curt notice to our source …
John Leyden, 11 Mar 2011

Windows Server 2012 kicks ass: discuss

A little experiment from us: we are rounding up comments on a couple of articles - and turning them into articles. Some might call this stretching the material - social media types might call it amplification. But we think that not all of our commentards are mad - and many have very interesting insights to share. Yesterday we …
Lucy Sherriff, 01 Feb 2013

Intel announces Celeron D cull

Intel is to oust its Celeron D 326, 346, 351 and 355 processors, the company has told its customers. Orders for the products become unchangeable on 2 February 2007, and no further orders will be accepted after 6 April 2007, Intel documents reveal. News of the chip giant's plan to EOL the budget CPUs comes a day after it emerged …
Tony Smith, 13 Dec 2006

Intel EOLs 91x, 955 chipsets

Intel has begun the process of discontinuing its 91x chipset family, along with the 955X. Some 15 chipsets in all will no longer be available for order after 13 March 2007, with all final orders due to be fulfilled by 12 October 2007. The EOL'ing of the 91x series isn't perhaps surprising. Most target the mainstream PC segment …
Tony Smith, 12 Oct 2006
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NetApp kills off StoreVault

It always was a mystery why hotshot channel head Leonard Iventosch suddenly left NetApp last summer. Perhaps this sheds some light, though - NetApp has just announced the end of life for its main SME channel product, the S Family, formerly known as StoreVault. Users are complaining of being shafted. StoreVault, a NetApp product …
Chris Mellor, 02 Feb 2009
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Microsoft pounces as Mozilla shuns enterprise

After one of Mozilla's core employees said that the open source outfit is not concerned with enterprise customers – and likely never will be – Microsoft's Internet Explorer team has jumped into the breach to proclaim its undying love for the enterprise. With a blog post, Microsoft re-committed itself to providing support for …
Gavin Clarke, 24 Jun 2011
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openSUSE will sacrifice 10.3 release on Halloween

The openSUSE project, which creates the Linux development distro that ultimately ends up being Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise in desktop, server, and other variants, is mothballing an old development release. The project icing just as it has taken another step toward meeting its goal of delivering a new release this fall. The …
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Intel EOLs Pentium, Celeron D CPUs

Intel has formally announced the end of the Pentium D 950 and 960 processors, company documents seen by Reg Hardware reveal. The Celeron D 315, 320, 325, 330 and 340 are all for the chop too, it seems. The end-of-line announcement indicates the chip giant will take no more orders for the Celeron D and Pentium D processors after …
Tony Smith, 14 Nov 2006

Intel cans 3GHz, 3.2GHz Pentium D CPUs

Intel has told its customers that from 15 December they will no longer be able to order Pentium D 830, 840, 930 and 940 processors because demand for said chips has now shifted to other products. The 3GHz and 3.2GHz, 90nm and 65nm products will still be shipped to customers out through to February 2008 in the case of tray- …
Tony Smith, 10 Aug 2006
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Intel marks Pentium D 920 for termination

Intel has confirmed earlier hints that its 65nm dual-core Pentium D 920 is nearing the end of its useful life. The chip giant last week told customers that it will stop taking orders for the part on 30 June this year. Company documentation seen by Reg Hardware reveals that orders for boxed and tray-mounted 920s become non- …
Tony Smith, 13 Mar 2006
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Intel EOLs 533MHz FSB Xeon CPUs

Intel has formally announced the demise of the 533MHz frontside bus-supporting Xeon processor, company documents seen by The Register reveal. With the Xeon DP line now already running an 800MHz frontside bus, marking the 533MHz version's cards comes as no surprise perhaps, but the decision to end-of-life the products is now …
Tony Smith, 06 Sep 2005

Intel calls time on some 'Merom' Core 2 Duos

Intel has scheduled a series of old-style Core 2 Duo and Celeron M mobile processors for termination, the chip giant's latest message to customers has revealed. The chips for the chop include the 65nm T5500, T5600, T7200 and T7600. The first two are 2MB L2 parts with 667MHz frontside bus (FSB) support. The T5550 will stick …
Tony Smith, 29 Jan 2008
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Oracle kills AMD Opteron on Sun iron

Oracle is abandoning AMD's Opteron processors, according to a person familiar with the company's server plans. The new owner of Sun Microsystems will not use the new Opteron 6100 and impending Opteron 4100 processors in future Sun Fire x64 servers, and all existing Opteron servers will be discontinued. Thus ends an Opteron era …
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Intel signals demise of low-end Celeron M chips

Intel has scheduled the 1.3GHz Celeron M 350J and the 1GHz ultra-low voltage Celeron M 373 for termination, company documents seen by The Register reveal. It's the usual story of demand shifting to higher-performance products. Last month, Intel introduced the 1.6GHz Celeron M 380, and cut the prices of the 370 and 360J. It was …
Tony Smith, 09 Aug 2005
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Intel EOLs Mobile P4 chips

It was always going to happen, of course, but Intel's plan to kill off the Mobile Pentium 4 processor has come slightly later than anticipated. The vendor confirmed this week the NetBurst-for-notebooks chips will only be available to order through to 19 August. The death of the chip family was heralded in February 2004, by …
Tony Smith, 25 May 2005

Intel cans second-generation Centrino chips

Intel has reportedly told customers they will no longer be able to buy 'Dothan' Pentium M processors come January 2007. These processors - and, indeed, other components of the 'Sonoma' generation of the company's Centrino platform - now have a December deadline for orders. Given we're already onto the second incarnation of ' …
Tony Smith, 19 Oct 2006

Apple drops 20in iMac G5

Bid farewell to the PowerPC-based iMac G5, ladies and gentlemen. Apple has dropped the 20in model from its online stores in the UK, Europe and Japan, though the machine remains on sale in the US. Not for long though, we'd guess. Apple pulled the 17in iMac G5 early in February, almost a month after introducing the Intel-based …
Tony Smith, 13 Mar 2006

Intel preps dual-core Conroe-based Pentiums?

Intel appears to have stepped up a notch its plan to ship Pentium chips based on its current desktop Core 2 Duo processor. Originally scheduled to debut as single-core parts, the post-NetBurst Pentiums will now be dualies, according to the chip giant's latest roadmaps. So out then goes the Pentium E1000 series, planned to ship …
Tony Smith, 14 Nov 2006

Intel cashes in ancient chips

Intel has finally waved farewell to is 386 and 486 processors, though their departure will be a drawn-out process, lasting through to 28 September 2007, Reg Hardware has learned, when the chip maker will no longer ship the parts. Its original RISC chip, the i960, is also for the chop. Intel documentation reveals that the …
Tony Smith, 18 May 2006
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JavaCC: Don't talk back

In many cases, with the advent of XML, if data must be exchanged, or information read, a simple solution is to mark that document up using XML and then parse it using an XML parser. However, in some situations the documents to be processed may not be in XML format. This could be because of legacy systems, external constraints …
John Hunt, 23 May 2006
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Intel to ditch half its Itanium 2 line-up

Intel has told customers it is discontinuing the production of eight Itanium 2 processors, all victims of demand for "higher performance" products. The chips marked for termination are the 1GHz and 1.4GHz dual-processor models, both with 1.5MB of L3 cache. The 1.4GHz/3MB DP-oriented Itanic 2 is out too, as are the 1.1GHz/4MB, 1. …
Tony Smith, 01 Feb 2006
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Intel cans 3.2GHz P4 Extreme Edition

So farewell, then, Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.2GHz. Intel has deemed you are surplus to requirements. You will no longer be available come 19 November 2004. After that date, the chip giant will no longer accept orders for the part, though it will ultimately ship the part through to 29 July 2005 in trays and boxed parts until …
Tony Smith, 09 Aug 2004
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Intel EOLs 3.06GHz Pentium 4

Intel has notified system builders that it is discontinuing its 3.06GHz Pentium 4 chip. The part, which operates across the ageing 533MHz frontside bus and is based on Intel's 130nm 'Northwood' core, will be phased out through the rest of the year, with the chip giant finally refusing to take orders for the part on 15 October …
Tony Smith, 18 Jun 2004
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Intel to update 90nm Mobile P4 core

Intel only began shipping 90nm Mobile Pentium 4 processors at the start of June, but it has already signalled its intention to upgrade the parts' core. Like the desktop 'Prescott' CPUs, the mobile versions are due to move from the current, 'D-0' core stepping to a new one, 'E-0', later this year. Intel will begin sampling E-0 …
Tony Smith, 18 Jun 2004
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Samsung S1 Mini 1.8in external hard drive

We've just received what has to be one of the cutest little external hard drives we've ever seen: Samsung's new S1 Mini. Samsung S1 Mini Samsung's S1 Mini: not much larger than this picture The top of the S1 is all ultra-glossy black and smooth, but with a dotted texture under a clear plastic cover so it's not your average …
Tony Smith, 26 Feb 2009
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Intel 'delays' Centrino 2 chipset to Q1 2005

Intel's 'Centrino 2' chipset, codenamed Alviso', has once again become the subject of schedule-slip allegations. This weekend, Reuters claimed the part will not surface until Q1 2005, citing "a person with knowledge of the delay". The chipset was originally scheduled for an "autumn" launch, according to Intel's mobile products …
Tony Smith, 19 Jul 2004
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Intel kills 64-bit Pentium 4s

Intel will stop shipping seven 64-bit Pentium 4 processors next November, company documents seen by The Register reveal. The list of discontinued products includes chips released as recently as January. Actually, Intel tells us that the parts haven't been discontinued, mereley renamed. So wht not say that in the document? The …
Tony Smith, 29 Apr 2005
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Intel cans Pentium II

It's amazing to see these things are still around, but this week Intel told its customers that it is to formally discontinue production of the Pentium II at 266, 333, 366 and 466MHz. Fortunately for fans of the old processor family, its end is a long way off. Documentation seen by The Register reveals that you'll be able to …
Tony Smith, 03 Dec 2004
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Intel to add NX security to Pentium 4 in Q4

Intel will add support for Microsoft's No Execute (NX) security technology to its P4 CPUs in Q4, reports suggest. Taiwanese motherboard maker sources cited by DigiTimes claim the chip giant will introduce support for NX from the end of Q3. A BIOS update will be all that's required to enable support at the mobo level, they add …
Tony Smith, 08 Jul 2004
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Intel Wi-Fi module trims Centrino prices

Intel yesterday announced a pair of new 90nm Pentium M processors, this time extending the line downwards. The chip giant also brought in a host of Centrino bundles, not only based on the new PMs, but adding its 802.11b/g wireless adaptor to the 90nm PMs it launched in May this year. The PMs launched this week are the 715 and …
Tony Smith, 24 Jun 2004