2003.12.08 - 2003.12.14   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

No Internet showdown in Geneva.
2003 PC shipments break previous records.
Sony considers late PSP spec change?
CeBIT scales down in 2004?
M$ concerned about Xbox2 media standard?
Coca-Cola joins online music resellers.
M$ patent tactics designed to hurt Linux?
Siemens considers job shift to East Europe?
California criminalizes cinema camcorders.
Hitachi ready to bring fuel-cells to PDAs.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Mars Express closing in on the Red Planet.
Russia to deliver all ISS crews next year?
Computer simulations yield Earth-like planets.
Japan gives up hope on Mars probe.
Neptune responsible for Kuiper belt migration?
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

Intel Desktop roadmap.
Intel notebook roadmap.
Intel server roadmap.
Micron ships 1GB DDR2 SDRAM chips.
Elpida also starts shipping 1GB DDR2.
AMD's Socket A plans for 2004.
VIA, SiS to sample PCI Express chipsets.
Sony, Toshiba soon to sample Cell tech?
Motorola expands tech licensing.

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

Yahoo! declares war on Spam?
Sobig-F virus blamed for increase in spam.
Sun releases Solaris x86 free of charge.
JAVA quarrel forces M$ to withdraw products.
Several M$ products reach end of the line.
Gartner predicts Longhorn delay.
Kazaa strikes against Kazaa Lite.
Canada allows P2P music downloads?
Intel releases compilers with Prescott support.
Spoofing bug found in IE, Mozilla browsers.
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