17-03-2001 Essential news of the week
Brought neatly together and presented on a plate, here is a roundup of some of the week's main news stories from the world of IT.
Tiny squeezes PC, TV, hi-fi into one
.NET to be Linux friendly
Hercules announces new graphics card
The future looks bear for hi-tech stocks
IR35 goes to Judicial Review
Music comes to DataPlay
IBM in the process of getting smaller
Microsoft casts its . ...more
Apple releases iTunes Store patch for Vista
Apple has released a software tool that enables iTunes Store compatibility with Windows Vista.
The patch repairs permissions for files that iTunes requires to play DRM-restricted files purchased from the accompanying downloads service.
Previously, Vista users had to enable administrator permissions for the iTunes. ...more
NEC launches the Versa P520 notebook
NEC has launched the Versa P520. It is a 15.1in notebook that - NEC claims - delivers the performance of a workstation to mobile business users. ...more
Price Check: Hard drives
Spin speed, seek time, buffer memory. IDE, SCSI, Serial ATA. These are all factors you need to consider when buying a hard drive. ...more
Next-gen Xbox to be unveiled at E3 show
Xenon, Xbox2, NextBox, call it what you will - Bill Gates says Microsoft's new gaming console will be unveiled later this month.
After all the jostling to be first into the next-gen console market, it seems Microsoft has successfully stolen a march on the imminent PlayStation 3. The new version of Microsoft's gaming console will be showcased at the E3 games show 17 May, reports Reuters. ...more