19th > May > 2002 Archive

Campaigners ‘hijack’ Treasury Holdings URL

An environmental campaign group has 'hijacked' the URL of Treasury Holdings, after the Irish property group forgot to renew the domain name.
Drew Cullen, 19 May 2002

Time teams up with Tesco

Time is teaming up with Tesco to flog PCs through the UK's biggest supermarket chain. The pair are trialling the line in selected stores for two months and are targeting sales of approx. 6,000 units.
Drew Cullen, 19 May 2002

Virgin Mobile sets up shop in the USA

Virgin has hooked up with Sprint PCS to take its virtual mobile operator business to the States.
Drew Cullen, 19 May 2002

Prisoners go to work for Dell

Dell rose to the top by cutting more corners than its rivals. The PC giant is cutting another corner by employing prisoners to handle its new consumer recycling scheme in the US.
Drew Cullen, 19 May 2002

Mandrake 8.2 first look

I've had only about 72 hours to play with Mandrake 8.2-Pro. My initial impressions, as I expected, were largely positive; but in using it I've run into a number of quite irritating bugs.
Thomas C Greene, 19 May 2002

VeriSign focuses on managed security services

ComputerWire, 19 May 2002

Sun to join Web services standards group

ComputerWire, 19 May 2002

Intel cranks up desktop speeds

Intel today launched three new desktop P4s, with its fastest clock speeds to date. And more importantly, they incorporate support for the 533MHz frontside bus, through the new Rambus 850E chipset.
Drew Cullen, 19 May 2002

MS in Peruvian open-source nightmare

There's a letter circulating, purportedly from Peruvian Congressman David Villanueva Nuñez to Microsoft Peru, which cuts the heart out of Redmond's chief 'panic points' to chill those considering open-source migration.
Thomas C Greene, 19 May 2002

StarOffice to eat MS share (probably)

ComputerWire, 19 May 2002