Borland unveils C++Builder 6
Borland estimates that there are still 2.6 million C++ developers worldwide - that catchment area is the target for its latest programming system, C++Builder 6.
Somewhat overshadowed these days by its sexier cousins - Java and C# - C++ is still going strong, and Borland has updated its visual 'RAD' (rapid application development) tool for the heavy-duty programming language. ...more
Microsoft files 26 software piracy suits
Microsoft has filed some 26 suits across seven US states against alleged software pirates.
As part of its Genuine Software Initiative, Microsoft has pursued a number of fronts to counter the counterfeiters. When it comes to lawsuits, the aim is to ensure a level playing field for its reseller channel who have to compete against cheap knock-offs. ...more
05-05-2001 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.
Microsoft guns for Open Source
BT tries to speed up ADSL, industry unconvinced
60GB hard drive with free video editing
Apple to stop selling CRT displays
BT moves out of Japan, sells to Vodafone
XML solidifying as a standard
Microsoft patches IIS buffer overflow flaw
New faster, lighter, sleeker iBooks
Ensure you're paying the cheapest phone bills
Reptiles will always survive, why not IBM systems?
Don't forget, we welcome your comments. Just click on a story and go for the 'Comments' link on the right-hand side of the screen. ...more
Intel ramps it up to 2.8GHz
Chip giant Intel has released four new versions of the Pentium processor. The top-of the-range chip now runs at 2.8GHz outperforming the new rival AMD Athlon chips launched last week. ...more
Wikipedia adds restrictions to thwart vandals
Online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has announced changes to the way new entries can be created.
Users will now be required to register before creating a new article. This follows an entry in which a former aide to Robert Kennedy was implicated in his assassination. ...more