Tech Week In Review
2000.11.06 - 2000.11.12
A summary of the past weeks technology news. Updated every sunday.
Popular search engine "Alta Vista" signs controversial deal with porn company.
IBM show screen capable of showing 200 pixels/inch.
Gartner group declared RAMBUS memory "pretty much dead".
SGI commits to Linux & Itanium.
DRAM prices keep falling.
Intel announces 0.13-micron copper technology.
Flash memory cards soon to hold full-length video.
Bill Joy, SUN co-founder, expresses concern about the dangers associated with the rapid progress of technology.
3 Taiwanese memory makers quit producing RAMBUS DRAM.
Quantum computing steps forward at IEDM (International Electron Devices Meeting).
AMD goes 64-bit in 2001, updates roadmap.
Transmeta helps AMD to emulate "Sledgehammer"code on Windows.
Intel's Almador chip-set to support new "Coppermine-T" Pentium III.
Transmeta wins new contracts.
Microsoft's Direct X 8.0 ready to ship.
Microsoft's OS strategy explained.
A review of the first "Whistler" beta release.
Linux 2.4 will ship in december (2000), says Linus Torvalds.
Microsoft ships early Internet Explorer 6 beta to developers.