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  • Beta testing of MS Virtual Server 2004 started

    By Joris Evers | 20 February, 2004 12:00

    Microsoft has started a testing program for its Virtual Server 2004, a software product that allows users to run different operating systems on a single hardware server.

  • RIAA sued under racketeering laws

    By Stacy Cowley | 20 February, 2004 11:44

    Online chat rooms and bulletin boards populated by file-swapping fans are filled with postings comparing the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to a Mafia-like syndicate. Now, one target of the group's lawsuits against alleged music pirates is asking the judicial system to back that assessment.

  • HP posts profit, revenue gain for Q1

    By Stephen Lawson | 20 February, 2004 10:09

    HP has reported first-quarter net income of $US936 million.

  • IBM renews information lifecycle management effort

    By Deni Connor | 20 February, 2004 08:09

    IBM Corp., bolstered its information lifecycle management arsenal Thursday with the announcement of software and storage hardware for customers that need to retain data for government and industry compliance.

  • Cisco offers video system for Internet phones

    By Linda Rosencrance | 20 February, 2004 07:33

    Cisco Systems has unveiled a system that allows real-time videoconferencing on Internet phones for less than $US200 per user.

  • Open source advocates continue to attack SCO

    By Alison Turner | 20 February, 2004 07:26

    The controversy surrounding The SCO Group’s Intellectual Property Licence continues to heat up, with open source industry cluster, Open Source Group Victoria (OSV), making a second complaint to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

  • Mitsubishi Electric develops reversible LCD

    By Martyn Williams | 20 February, 2004 07:22

    Mitsubishi Electric has unveiled a liquid crystal display (LCD) that can be viewed from both sides. The display, which the company claims is a world first, was developed initially for use in clamshell-type cellular telephone handsets and could help make such telephones thinner and lighter.

  • Sony to make DRM standard on Memory Stick

    By Martyn Williams | 19 February, 2004 15:21

    Sony is planning to make its MagicGate digital rights management (DRM) a standard feature of Memory Stick flash memory cards and will shortly launch a new card intended to replace some of its current cards.

  • Microsoft offers security update CDs

    By Joris Evers | 19 February, 2004 14:32

    Microsoft has started taking orders for the Windows Security Update CD, a disc with all critical updates released through October 2003 for various Windows versions.

  • Sony exits CRT monitor market

    By Helen Yeatman | 19 February, 2004 12:14

    Sony is pulling out of the shrinking cathode ray tube (CRT) monitor market and several vendors are expected to follow suit this year.

  • Cisco powers up Ethernet ports with standard

    By Stephen Lawson | 19 February, 2004 12:12

    Cisco Systems is embracing a global standard for powering network-connected devices over Ethernet, allowing its customers to take advantage of a potential flood of third-party products such as sensors and wireless access points that don't require a conventional wall socket.

  • Does gigahertz matter anymore?

    By Tom Krazit | 19 February, 2004 08:33

    Clock speed has been one of the most identifiable aspects of processor performance during the last decade. But that mindset needs to change as process technologies shrink and alternative methods of increasing performance should be examined, according to most members of a panel of industry experts at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Tuesday.

  • Infiniband's kiss of life?

    By Chris Mellor | 19 February, 2004 08:21

    Dell Inc. has joined IBM Corp., NEC Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. to put its faith in InfiniBand and give the high-speed technology a kiss of life after it nearly drowned in 2002.

  • Microsoft warns source code downloaders

    By Joris Evers | 19 February, 2004 08:18

    In an effort to protect its intellectual property, Microsoft is warning Internet users not to download the Windows source code that appeared online last week.

  • Experts warn of new Netsky worm variant

    By Paul Roberts | 19 February, 2004 08:06

    Antivirus software companies are warning that a new version of the NetSky e-mail worm is circulating on the Internet, only a day after the appearance of a new variant of the Beagle or "Bagle" worm prompted similar warnings.

  • RIAA goes after 531 more file sharers

    By Gillian Law | 19 February, 2004 08:03

    The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is continuing its tactic of filing suits against anonymous John Doe computer users who the organisation accuses of illegally sharing copyright material over peer-to-peer networks.

  • Sources: EU rejects Microsoft offer

    By Paul Meller | 19 February, 2004 07:45

    The European Commission has rejected an offer from Microsoft to settle its long-running antitrust case, according to people familiar with the situation.

  • Xeon, Itanium, and Centrino march onward

    By Tom Krazit | 19 February, 2004 07:35

    While the big news of the Spring Intel Developer Forum was the announcement that Intel planned to release processors with 64-bit extensions, the company keynotes were used to provide more details about the Itanium processor family as well as its forthcoming mobile technologies.

  • Mitsubishi polishes Diamond brand

    By Helen Yeatman | 19 February, 2004 07:19

    As of next month, all Mitsubishi Electric products will carry the new Diamond Digital brand name and the peripherals vendor will gradually phase out existing sub-brand names.

  • Making Websense with services tool

    By Alison Turner | 19 February, 2004 07:09

    Employee internet management (EIM) software provider, Websense, has launched a new assessment tool designed to increase services and consulting revenue for value-added resellers.

  • Asus Chromebox: a simple business PC that won’t take up too much space

    The Asus Chromebox takes advantage of the Cloud to provide a small desktop that can be used by multiple users with ease. Read more

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