2003.09.29 - 2003.10.05   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

US IT companies create jobs, but not in USA.
P2P software suppliers fight RIAA together.
KaZaA continues to fight RIAA & Co.
Sun ends up with $1bn loss for 4Q.
Another "downloadable music -store" opens.
Online music sellers should move to flatrate?
Palm launches 3 new PDA's.
Sony claims PS2 is a computer not a console.
SonyEricsson readying the P900 smartphone.
Nintendo slashes European GameCube prices.

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)

Valve confirms Half Life 2 source leak.
Napster 2.0 beta marks the return of Napster.
MacOS X 10.3 ready, shipping soon.
GPRS security issue exploited.
SuSE previews SuSE Linux 9.0.
Microsoft sued over "bad software".
Vodafone signing up major gaming licences.
Open Office v1.1 released.
Firewalls for mobile phones turn up.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

ATI launches the Radeon 9800 XT.
nv36 based boards soon in retail?
nv38 to be launched soon?
Prescott to launch @ 3.4GHz?
AMD to ship dual core Opterons in late 2005?
Worldwide chip-sales up by 4% in August.
IBM boosts wireless chip production tech.
ATI pays $9M for Cirrus Logic patents.
Athlon 64 FX chips are unlocked?
The beginning of the PetaFLOPs era is here?
Thunder, a 23 TFLOPs Linux supercomputers.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

SMART-1 Ion engine test successful.
China getting ready for manned space-flight.
Einsteins theory confirmed...again!
Did a GRB cause mass extinction on Earth?