Pulls The Plug. Company files
for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and agrees to sell broadband unit
Defies Market Conditions. "The strategic decisions of the
company are clear and sound. Their chips work the first time, which is
highly unusual. They give the market what it wants at the exact price
they are willing to pay."
Recent Setbacks, AMD Remains a Viable Competitor. "While I don't
see how AMD will leapfrog Intel in the next six months in terms of processor
performance, it may leapfrog Intel in the next three to five quarters..." Collectively,
lost business from Gateway, IBM, and Micron, as well as any lost board
business in Asia, would represent less than 5% of AMD's sales this year...
Alert! (Sept. 24-28). Commentary & analysis of week's chip
news. Good roundup.
Out for a New Perspective on Earth
Sales Outlook Growing Weaker, Major Firms Say
LCD Monitor Shipments Reached 2.9 Million Units in 2Q. Up
23% over first quarter. The average price dropped 16% and is
predicted to decrease 20% in the third quarter.
Cuts 300 Sites, Increases E-commerce Focus
Worm Resurgence Falls Flat. A second round of Nimda attacks fails
to materialize, suggesting that enough people patched their computers
and headed off the worm.
Microbes That 'Rule the World'
DDR Memory is About to Take-up Mainstream Status. Asus said that
shipments of DDR boards increased to 15-20% of the total in the past
Wireless LAN Spec in Peril. Prospects for a harmonized global
wireless LAN standard appear bleak, as political and legal barriers emerge
in Europe and Japan...
for CD Copying is in the Works. Anti-piracy features
making their way onto CDs promise to dramatically alter the online music
Your PC Into a Digital Music Center. Napster may have faded,
but the revolution lives on. Here's everything you need to know to turn
your PC into a digital music center.
Takes the Plunge with LaserJet Printer for $249
Orders Talks in Microsoft Case
Launches DDR333 Chipsets for AMD’s Athlon Processor. 745
discrete 740 integrated chipset. Also, VIA will soon launch the
P4X333 Pentium 4 chipset, its first DDR333 chipset.
Readies Faster, Denser, and Cheaper RDRAM Memory
The Achievements Of The American Cockroach
Nimda Worm Mass-Mailing To Resume Today. A second wave
of infected e-mails generated by the Nimda worm will be launched beginning
this evening... More
Shen: 'microprocessor researchers at a crossroads'. The
trade-off between instructions per cycle and the increasing emphasis
on microprocessor clock frequency needs a thorough re-examination...
power dissipation may become an overriding concern.
Wireless Net Access for the Masses. "Broadband
bootlegging..." Community groups are extending Internet access through
the 802.11b wireless networking standard, sometimes known as Wi-Fi. Other
sources of the high-bandwidth giveaway, whether they know it or not,
are corporations whose Wi-Fi networks are accessible to passers-by. Good
Mac OS X 10.1 Upgrade Available. Mac OS X 10.1 offers
faster performance, speedier application launching, DVD playback and
burning, plus more compatibility with printers and digital cameras. Mac
OS X Sports Web Services. "Now,
we've just enhanced AppleScript to talk to Web services." OS
X should be released this Saturday. I keep
having a lingering thought that won't go away... OS X could be
evolved into an alternative x86 PC GUI operating system to Windows. After
all, it is a variation of UNIX. It does run a variation of Office. Larry
IC Suppliers Gear-up to Meet Military Needs
Face Insurance Premium Hike. Rates could rise 25% or more...
Others to Issue Competitor to MS Passport. "This is an alternative
to Passport and Hailstorm. Project Liberty will allow users to decide
what information to pass on and customer data won't be controlled by
Adds 1 Million Subscribers. Lures 400,00 subscribers away from
to Offer Windows XP Media and Games Pack
Announces Closure of Two Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication Facilities. Fabs
14 and 15 in Austin, Texas. 2,500 people will loose their jobs,
which is 15% of AMD's workforce.
Groups Blast Microsoft for Windows XP
Virus Riles-up Microsoft Users. While Nimda caused significant
damage - so far infecting more than 2 million PCs and servers worldwide
- it was but another mess IT professionals had to clean up in a procession
of problems that seem to spread all too frequently across Microsoft-based
servers and clients. More
Drop Microsoft IIS Now. "Using Internet-exposed
IIS Web servers securely has a high cost of ownership," states the
Gartner report. "Nimda has again shown the high risk of using IIS
and the effort involved in keeping up with Microsoft's frequent security
Vows Rewritten IIS, More Patches. More
Camera Sales Capture 21% of Worldwide Camera Market in 2001. By
2006, digital camera sales are expected to capture 63% of the total worldwide
Introduces 2 Gigahertz Xeon Processor for Workstations
We've Got A Transaction. WorldPay, a multi-currency Internet
payments company, is developing an authentication system that uses global
positioning system (GPS) satellites to locate precisely where a transaction
is taking place.
Launches SiS650 Pentium 4 Chipset with Integrated VGA
To Launch XP in New York
Snap Losing Streak. Dow Jones
industrial average racked up its fifth biggest point gain ever, raising
368.05 points. Stocks were long overdue for a bounce after the
Dow last week racked up its worst drop in more than 60 years.
'War Vote' Virus Deletes Computer Files. Subject
line: "Peace between America and Islam!"; body: "Hi. Is
it a war against America or Islam!? Let's vote to live in peace!";
Attachment: "WTC.exe." Deletes all files on the hard disk and
sends copies to addresses in the address book. It also defaces
any Web pages that are hosted by an infected computer to read: "America
... few days will show you what we can do!!! It's our turn >>> Zaker
is so sorry for you."
Merges Programs into RealOne Platform
Makers Get XP off and Running. Compaq, Gateway and others
trot out systems with the new OS.
10 Graphics Boards for Gamers
NVIDIA's nForce 420/220: It's Finally Here. Apparently,
the Athlon 266 MHz FSB is a bottle neck to realizing the full performance
potential of the nFORCE
twin bank memory architecture. Performance of the nFORCE
chipset with existing Athlons is approximately on a par with
VIA's new KT266A chipset. I wouldn't call it "here" yet. It
will be "here" when motherboards are available for purchase. Many
benchmarks--which could improve as motherboard manufacturer's optimize
BIOS performance, etc.
Alert! Commentary & analysis of week's chip news, Sept.
17-21. Intel speeds introduction of 0.13-micron Prestonia...
Analyses Reveal Nimda's Tenacity. Many companies
are having difficulties rousting the malicious program from their networks.
XP Arrives by PC on Monday
Boosts China Investment Amid Global Slowdown. Intel
is spending $302 million to expand its chip assembly and testing plant
Writer Puts 9.4GB on Disk. Storage firm LaCie
is launching two new DVD writers, one of which allows up to 9.4 GB of
data on a single disk. Available from early October, the drives are intended
for archiving and backup, as well as creating DVD movie disks.
Computer Bug Seen Picking Up Pace in Europe. The
number of infected computers in Europe jumped fivefold in the past
24 hours to 41,900. Nimda
Falls Into Retreat as Firms Fight Back. The Nimda computer
virus, which erupted onto the Internet earlier this week, fell into
retreat Thursday as U.S. companies completed a costly process of disconnecting
networks and upgrading software. More
Nimda info. If your system
has not been fixed and is still vulnerable to this worm it is also
open to a direct attack by a "hacker." Larry
Push for Action on Microsoft Before XP Takes Hold
Households Dropping Additional Phone Lines. Among all the residential
access lines replaced since January, 55 percent migrated to high-speed
broadband access. Also, the
FAX machine is obsolete.
New Licensing Driving Users Crazy. What's the cost of little
or no competition? ...Gartner estimates that medium-sized
businesses upgrading software every three years would pay anywhere from
33 percent to 77 percent more under the new plan than they did with the
old. Four-year upgraders would pay 68 percent to 107 percent more. Answer:
unchecked greed. Larry
Worm Slows. After
a comprehensive attack, the worm has ceased to substantially affect network
PC Virus Still Spreading in Asia. Dell,
Microsoft Servers Bitten By Nimda. Security analysts warn that
once Nimda infects a Web server running Microsoft's Internet Information
Server (IIS) software, the worm can spread to visitors who view pages
at the site using unpatched versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer
browser. More Nimda
Accuses Intel of Violating Patent for Storage of Formats in MPUs
Scraps 2 GHz Xeon Processor for 2.2 GHz Version. The
2.2 GHz chip, code-named "Prestonia," will feature 512 kilobytes
of "on-die cache..." The 2 GHz was to have had half that...
Complete Trans-Atlantic Robotic Surgery. Surgeons
in New York removed a 68-year-old woman’s gall-bladder as she lay across
the ocean in Strasbourg, France.
to Put Palomino on Desktop This Quarter. Will
begin shipping a Palomino-based 1.5GHz Athlon this quarter, company spokesman
Ward Tisdale confirmed. "This quarter" ends
this month? Larry
to Open Passport for Rivals. Bending under the weight of mounting
legal and industry criticism, Microsoft said Wednesday it will alter
its Passport authentication system to interoperate with similar services
from competing companies. The company also announced plans to consider
handing over management of the system to a "federated" group
made up of rivals and corporate partners, as well as Microsoft.
Expected to Introduce 533 MHz Front Side Bus for Pentium 4. Quad-pumped
133 MHz bus.
Finds Show Whales Related to Early Pigs. Hippos
could be their closest living kin.
Delays Seen Hitting Taiwan Tech Sales. Taiwan's semiconductor
and computer component firms had just resumed shipments to US airports
shut following air attacks by hijackers, when Typhoon Nari shut down
traffic to and from the island.
Rolls Out New Wireless-Ready Laptops. Toshiba
laptops in the Tecra 9000 and Portege 4000 series will have antennas
in their lids for connecting to short-range Bluetooth networks and to
longer-range and higher-speed "Wi-Fi," networks, the company
Shoppers Are Getting Ripped Off. The global federation
of more than 260 consumer organisations in 120 countries found that eshoppers still can't
shop with confidence with too many etailers failing to deliver the goods,
as it were.
Firm Believes Chip Recovery in 2002 Still on Track
to Release Office for Mac
Athlon: Give me an X...Give me a P
PC Expo 2001 Starts in Chiba Japan Tomorrow. There should
be a flurry of product announcements.
Supply-Chain Returns to Normal, But Chip executives Fear Prolonged Slump
Delays Seen Hitting Taiwan Tech Sales
Signs New Patent License Agreement With Intel. The new agreement
clears the way for Intel to launch a DDR chipset to support Pentium 4
processors without any legal problems with Rambus.
OS X Upgrade Nearly Ripe. Mac OS X's Unix heritage
also is appealing to some people looking for an alternative to Windows.
Adds Module to Space Station
Packing PCs With Windows XP. In a move
following Gateway, HP also will take preorders on custom-configured systems
starting Sept. 21, with anticipated delivery and appearance in retail
stores as early as next Monday.
Alert! Commentary & analysis of the week's chip news, Sept.
Offers US $1 Million Donation. "We
are saddened by the disaster so we want to do something..." 9/17
Correction: This news headline originally stated VIA offered
$100 Million, which I thought was a very high number. The linked
source now states that it is $1 Million. Many companies have
made generous contributions. Larry
III: Going, going... With
Intel beginning to phase out the Pentium III, good deals on desktops
with the chip are cropping up.
Future for Fuel Cell Technology. "We
believe there's a huge growth potential for the technology. The fuel
cell car will progressively replace the internal combustion engine..."
Offers Humanoid Robot Kit
Call to Carriers: Deploy Enhanced 911. Phase II automatic location
identification (ALI) mandates that service providers transmit far more
accurate and reliable location information to emergency personnel to
enable the source of a wireless 911 call to be located with pinpoint
Server Chip Group Transferred to Intel. The engineers
responsible for developing server chipsets at Hewlett-Packard have been
transferred to Intel under a technological alliance that could further
accelerate the adoption of Intel's Itanium processor.
Traffic Shutdown Could Mean Motherboard Shortages
Rejects Argument Against Appeal to Supreme Court.
Announces ATA/133 Hard Disk Drive
9/12 I am suspending tech sector and science
news coverage and limiting my use of network communications until these
tragic events settle-out some more. I'll probably resume tomorrow. I
will check the Forums at least daily. Larry
9/11 Terrorists Hijack Four Airplanes, Destroy
World Trade Center, Hit Pentagon. Coverage of these events is best
left to large news organizations that have the resources to properly cover
them. Here are some of them:
The New York times
TV coverage has been excellent.
Counter-Sues Intel. "Intel processors and the Intel Pentium
4 processor compatible 845 chipset infringe VIA's patents," commented
Richard Brown, Director of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc.
Microsoft Drafts Settlement Proposal
in Microsoft Exchange Allows E-Mail Address Harvesting
Clean Up in Net Casino Attacks, Experts Say. ...in
some cases scamming large sums of money from the gaming firms.
Create Nonmagnetic Magnet
Gives Wireless Tech a Dose of Speed. Intel in
November plans to ship new wireless networking products that are five
times faster than current technology that lets people wirelessly link
their desktop computers and laptops.
for PCs Sinks to 4-Year Low
Unix Worm Could be Next Code Red
Chipset Price War Begins as SiS645 Quoted at US$18-20. Although
Intel is likely to launch its DDR SDRAM-based, Pentium 4-supporting chipsets
early in the fourth quarter, the company will not start actual volume
production until the first quarter of 2002. In order to grab a share
of the market before Intel introduces its products, the new chipsets
launched by VIA, SiS and Acer Laboratories (ALi) can all support DDR333.
Makers Warm-up in August
9/10 The Intel i845 P4 SDRAM Chipset... Intel
Introduces New Chipset For IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4 Processor-Based PCs. "IntelŪ 845
Chipset Supports PC133 SDRAM Memory Delivering Great Price, Performance
for Mainstream Market Segment PCs."
Pentium 4 PCs Hit the Market. "A key factor behind
the lower PC prices is Intel's newest chipset, the 845, which marries the Pentium
4 with standard SDRAM memory."
SDRAM and the Pentium 4. "The
Serious Sam benchmark results are simply terrible! ...the
Pentium 4 scales very poorly on the i845 platform... Intel,
what have you done? I can not imagine any engineer at Intel who worked on the
Pentium 4 project can be very happy with the i845."
Pentium 4 Goes Mainstream. "The real strategy here is to supplant
the Pentium III, and in that arena, the 845 coupled with the Pentium 4 succeeds
admirably. If you are a performance enthusiast, an 845-based solution is not
for you. But a large segment of the market, including business users, will
be content with 845 systems. They'll be faster than the Pentium III systems
Introduces the BL7-RAID Motherboard: Brings SDRAM to P4
Releases P4B Motherboard Based on Intel 845 Chipset
Announces the P4IBAS2 Pentium 4 Mainboard
EP-4B2A Motherboard With the Intel
VC11 845 P4 Motherboard
4 SDRAM motherboards : GA-8IDXH, GA-8IDX
AB30 845 P4 Motherboard
States Warn of Possible Rift in Microsoft Case. New
York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer and California Attorney General
Bill Lockyer insisted that the government take a close look at Microsoft's
new Windows XP operating system before proposing a new remedy... Microsoft
Not Out of the Woods Yet.
Alert! Commentary & analysis of week's chip news, Sept. 3-7.
Wonder Drug: Botulism Bacteria?
Sues VIA. Alleges VIA's P4X266 chipset for the
Pentium 4 processor infringes on five Intel patents.
Questions Intel’s CPU Strategy. VIA CEO, Chen Wen chi said Intel’s
strategy to upgrade the clock speed of its CPUs to 3GHz or 5GHz or more
is a mistake, adding that the PC industry in general shares the same
view. Once the clock speed for CPUs crossed the GHz threshold, the problem
involving insufficient processing speed had been automatically solved...“Motor
PC Market Is Going Straight to Dell. The PC
business is going through a rough adolescence, no doubt. Gateway has
a nasty case of acne, and H-P and Compaq...well, let's just say they'll
be busy for the next few years exploring themselves. Analysts say potential
customers might be wary of this awkward, inward-focused giant, and might
take their business to the steadier Dell instead.
jobless Rate Surges to 4-year High in August
Blue Worm Deemed Bigger Threat Than Code Red. Code Blue is deemed
to be more threatening to users than earlier Code Red variants because,
unlike Code Red, Code Blue gradually increases its usage of system resources
and, if not stopped, can bring computers running Windows NT or Windows
2000 to a halt... More
Code Red/Blue info.
No Deals Just for Market Share. Dell said it would not pursue
acquisitions just to gain market share but would consider deals that
would bolster its sales to large corporations.
Picture of Mars. Definitely worth a look!
Paves the Way for Cheaper Pentium 4 PCs. New chipsets oust Rambus
memory in favour of cheaper SDRAM, aiming to please business buyers.
Can the new products rev up lacklustre Pentium 4 sales?
Confirms September nForce Ship-date. The Register: "Meanwhile,
we still can't help feeling the arrival of nForce and AMD's next generation
of desktop Athlon CPUs, based on the Palomino core, can't be a coincidence."
More Bang For The Buck Possible From Fuel Cells. Chemical
engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a prototype
fuel cell that uses ordinary diesel fuel.
Wants Microsoft Remedy Modeled On Judge Jackson’s Interim Measures Microsoft
May Not Escape Sweeping Restrictions. ...any
final antitrust remedy will impact XP, the official indicated.
Investors Awash in Doom and Gloom. Good! that's
what happens at the bottom of cycle just before it goes up.
Launches First Television Advertising Campaign on MuchMusic Tonight. Microsoft
Canada Co. today announced it will launch its first television advertising
campaign for the highly anticipated Xbox(TM) video game system. Set to
air tonight on MuchMusic during the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, the
new Canadian commercials will be the first Xbox television advertising
to air anywhere across the globe.
Genetic Change Makes Flu Virus Far More Deadly
to Cut Another 2,000 Jobs
Verdict: Is IBM Stooping to Dell's Level? By aggressively slashing
prices on its low-end servers, did IBM create the opportunity to sell
more "Big Iron" computing systems and high-priced services?
Or did it create an opportunity for rival Dell to drag down Big Blue's
Antitrust Strategy Still Unclear. Some See a Cave-In, Others
See Chance for Quick Remedy.
Providers Say Microsoft Deserves Punishment
Probably Right (Again)
Compaq Shares Drop More, HP Announces Printer Deal. 'The
reality is Compaq and HP shareholders are very unhappy...' Gateway's
Will Not Seek Microsoft Breakup. Microsoft
Mum On DOJ's Concessions.
6 Usage Zooms Past Netscape 6
Advocates Await XP. Microsoft's Windows XP may
give the lagging market for home networking the jump-start it needs.
Back to Engineering Basics. After nearly two
years of product delays, bugs, shortages and recalls, Intel says it has
rooted out its operational problems--just in time to deal with potentially
thornier pricing and market issues. Intel's lingering illness derived
from two non-recurring issues, according to Otellini: Rambus memory (RDRAM)
and the aging of the Pentium III design.
to Launch 1.3GHz Processor in 4Q
Semiconductor's Revenues Fall 47%, but Sees 5-7% Growth in Current Quarter
Cloud Settles Over Software Sector. "Make
no mistake about it, the recently ended IT boom was more about software
Finds Dramatic Increase in PC, Net Use
Users Warned of New Trojan Danger
Recovery Could Spark General Chip Turnaround. "We're confident
the recovery we're seeing is not just seasonality, because as OEMs and
component suppliers work down inventory, we're seeing demand for new
Take Over in Recovery of Deep Sea Oil. Real-life
remote-controlled robotic submersibles can collect data and build underwater
structures two miles below the surface faster and more cheaply than ever.
Burning. A CD-RW drive is only as good as its software.
PC World takes five feature-rich mastering packages for a spin.
HP-Compaq Merger Unlikely to Complete. Analysts
Dub HP-Compaq Deal 'Fiorina's Folly.'
of Pirated Music Online is Wider Than Ever. ``It's
like playing whack-a-mole: You kill one of these guys [file-swapping
sites], and another one pops up to take its place...''
Score Scramjet Success
XP: Microsoft's New Look for Fall, in Size XXL. Easy
may have to log into the NY Times, but it is free and is well worth the
little effort that it takes.
New Twist in Error Messages. The Web's once
common "page not found" errors are themselves going missing,
stripped from recent versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer in favor
of a search tool provided by--you guessed it--Microsoft. Critics
say the change could unfairly influence competition among search engines.
Worm Still a Serious Threat. The problem is that
so many average Joes continue to spread the infectious code because they
haven't updated their antivirus software. I
still get many SirCam infected messages... More
Viruses on the Attack. Businesses and users have suffered from
several new viruses this week - and the old ones haven't gone away, either.
Fight off Code Red Threat. More
Code Red Worm Info.
Emerges As Next New Frontier. The next big thing in technology
may be very, very small. Smaller than a speck of dust, in fact. Too minute
to be seen under a standard microscope. Yet so potent it could forever
change the way we think about medicine, computing, and communications
of all sorts.
Unveiled for Brain Operations
Decades of Satellite Data Show the Northern Hemisphere is Getting Greener
Sample Board Running
Revolt May Put H-P, Compaq Merger on Ice. If
shareholders refuse to agree with the thinking of Carly Fiorina and Michael
Capellas, or if they pressure the stocks too much further, one of the
biggest computer hardware mergers ever could join the ranks of other
bungled technology deals.
Compaq Do Some Explaining
of an HDTV Addict
Recorder With HDD for Up to 320 Hours of Video. Sonicblue has
presented a digital video recorder with a hard disk drive and Ethernet
interface. The HDD allows recording a max of 320 hours of video. Recorded
videos can be played back on PCs connected to the network.
Fusion Experiment Produces Mysterious Results. "I am not
convinced it's a fusion process, but it's definitely a nuclear process."
Atoms In a Pellet to Fuse Aids Nuclear Power
P4X266 Motherboard chipset Acquires More Supporters
Paper to the Internet. Net-enabled paper and pens.
to Demonstrate DDR333 SDRAM Platforms at VIA Tech Forum
Shakeout Expected to Accelerate
Debug Kit Snap
to Buy Compaq for $25 Billion
E-mail Worm Attacks Outlook. The Apost worm, which arrives with
a message asking people to review a file, is unlikely to reach the same
scale of SirCam and Magistr. Subject: "As per your request!" Body: "Please
find attached file for your review. I look forward to hear from you again
very soon. Thank you." Attachment: "Readme.exe." Do
not open the attachment.
Memory to Account for 50% of Nanya’s Revenues by Year-end. Demand
for DDR chips is gradually heating up as companies like AMD, VIA, SiS
and Intel have rolled out related chipsets. In addition to DDR266
chips, Nanya has also started shipping DDR333 products.
Chip Sales Plunge 51% in July From Last Year. July chip sales
continue nosedive... Semiconductor Industry Association still predicts
inventory corrections will end in Q3 with uptick starting in Q4 of 2001
XP Lures Enterprises. Indeed,
backward compatibility of apps, combined with increased stability, are
the best reasons for an enterprise using another OS to migrate to XP...
to Demonstrate DDR333 SDRAM Platforms At VIA Tech Forum
to Unveil New High-Speed Chip Technology. "They're
onto something big. The thing that gets me excited about this is there's
a huge amount of potential for being able to put silicon and gallium
arsenide and other materials like that on the same chip..."
Gives New Life to Thirsty Portables. NEC and Sony are developing
fuel cells that turn alcohol into electricity...
Introduces Southbridge Supporting Maxtor's ATA/133 Hard Drive Interface
the Microsoft Feud.
The new federal judge in the seemingly interminable Microsoft trial
urged both sides last week to reach an out-of-court settlement. Or
at least to narrow their differences.
XP: More Than Windows Dressing. This top-to-bottom overhaul
of the Windows operating system has something for everyone from families
to business users. Test-drive of the final version...
noticeably faster and more reliable than Windows 98, 98 SE, or Me...
XP was 10% faster than Windows Me and neck-and-neck with 2000. Good
Windows XP Stem The Declining PC Market? - Probably Not
A Chipmaker's Best Friend. Intel and AMD want open-source developers
on their side as they put the finishing touches on their new 64-bit chips.
If that puts pressure on Microsoft, all the better...
Announces KT266A DDR Athlon Motherboard Chipset
to Demo VT8233A South Bridge Supporting Maxtor's Drive Technology (ATA/133)
to Provide Three Pentium 4 Chipsets by Year-end
Ultra Due 'Within Six Weeks'. nVIDIA is due to ramp up
its range GeForce3 graphics processors, including a new high-performance
model, and budget versions for the cost-conscious.
10 Scanners. Hot new scanners from HP and Microtek debut on this
month's SOHO chart, while veteran performers still rule the corporate
Confused About What Buyers Want
Closes. NetObjects, maker of NetObjects Fusion, has closed down
operations and is looking to offload its assets "as quickly as possible."
Making the move to Linux. With
major vendors now devoting significant resources to commercialize Linux
as a viable operating system for enterprise use, IT organizations should
acquire experience with Linux as a potential long-term alternative
to Microsoft Windows and Unix offerings. Microsoft's aggressive
pricing is driving the momentum of Linux...
Alert! Commentary & analysis of week's chip news, Aug. 27-31.
TV Providers May Drop At Home's Internet Service.
Angle for Linux Support. In a sign of how strategic
Linux has become, AMD and Intel are angling to lure open-source programmers
to their future chip designs.
ATA Revs as Parallel Hangs Tough. Intel
is lobbying for a shift to serial ATA, but some companies are placing
their bets on a faster version (ATA/133) of today's parallel ATA interface.
Chemist Reports Use of Light to Free Hydrogen.
Advance seen as a step to cleaner-burning fuels.
War On Microsoft
Fights Microsoft Request. The government formally opposed
Microsoft request to have its antitrust case reviewed by the Supreme