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NetFlash: Network pros: You oughta be in pictures

Opinion
Apr 23, 20043 mins
Networking

There are 35,700 movie screens in the U.S., and the vast majority of them use projectors that shine light through long strips of celluloid film wound onto reels. How quaint. How delightfully 20th century. Thing is, the industry could save hundreds of millions of dollars if it converted to digital systems – and the quality of the picture wouldn’t deteriorate after many showings. That’s where networking comes in. Network pros: You oughta be in pictures http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0419widernetcinemas.html?net

There are 35,700 movie screens in the U.S., and the vast majority of them use projectors that shine light through long strips of celluloid film wound onto reels. How quaint. How delightfully 20th century. Thing is, the industry could save hundreds of millions of dollars if it converted to digital systems – and the quality of the picture wouldn’t deteriorate after many showings. That’s where networking comes in.

Network pros: You oughta be in pictures

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0419widernetcinemas.html?net

Network Associates sells Sniffer line, changes name to McAfee

About seven years ago, McAfee and Network General merged and became Network Associates. Now the company is effectively de-merging; Network Associates is changing its name back to McAfee, while selling off the Sniffer line to a new company that just happens to be called Network General.

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0422netassociates.html?net

Microsoft Q3 revenue up but legal expenses bite into profit

Microsoft (MSFT) Thursday reported strong sales of its server software, client operating systems and Office application but said that stock compensation and legal settlements paid during its fiscal third quarter contributed to a 38% drop in quarterly profits.

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0426microearn.html?net

FCC rejects AT&T VoIP petition

The Federal Communications Commission has rejected a petition from AT&T that would have allowed the company to avoid paying its telecommunications competitors access charges on telephone calls partly carried on IP networks.

https://www.nwfusion.com/edge/news/2004/0422fccrejec.html?net

Today on Layer 8, yer home fo’ not-jest-netwawkin’ noos:

The U.N. backs Eminem online; win this auction and never be late again; British theme park gets in hot water for speaking the truth; superfun translation scripts; and the last chance to enter this week’s caption contest; all this and more today at our little corner of the Web.

https://www.nwfusion.com/weblogs/layer8/?net

This week’s top 5 stories so far:

1. Cisco to revamp IOS software

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0419cisco.html?net

2. High-end router on tap

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0419ciscohfr.html?net

3. Experts warn of TCP vulnerability

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0420experwarn.html?net

4. Cisco warns of hijack code for VPN gear

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0420ciswarn.html?net

5. Security holes force firms to rethink coding processes

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0419codereview.html?net