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Sun details plans to sell Linux desktops

Ending weeks of speculation, Sun Microsystems Inc. on Wednesday unveiled its plans to offer desktop computers running the Linux operating system in a bid to undercut archrival Microsoft Corp. in one of the software giant's key markets.

Intel reveals plans for tomorrow's chips

Intel Corp. uncovered details Thursday about some important techniques it will use to make computer chips in the years ahead, advances seen as essential for the company to continue its steady progress toward faster, smaller, cheaper microprocessors.

AOL floats test version of AOL 8.0

America Online Inc. (AOL) Wednesday released a beta version of AOL 8.0, the next release of its Internet service provider software, that includes features it says will make it easier for parents to monitor and restrict what their children do on the I...

Software seen as key to Itanium 2 success

Hardware and software makers lined up in droves to support Intel Corp.'s Itanium 2 processor launch Monday. While the servers and workstations will be important for the chip's success, equally vital will be the software programs being written to take...

Intel says tests show Itanium 2 performance gains

Hoping to spark enthusiasm for the second generation of its 64-bit chip family, Intel Corp. disclosed results from a series of tests Wednesday which it said illustrate the performance gains on offer from its forthcoming Itanium 2 processor.

Dell reports slight dip in Q1 net income

Dell Computer Corp. Thursday reported a slight decline in net income for its first fiscal quarter, but managed to inch ahead of expectations thanks to what it characterized as strong sales of servers, workstations and storage gear to corporate custom...

PwC Consulting IPO set for August

A jury in Delaware has determined that Macromedia Inc. infringed on technology patents held by Adobe Systems Inc. and has awarded Adobe US$2.8 million in damages, the companies announced last Thursday.

Adobe wins patent trial against Macromedia

A jury in Delaware has determined that Macromedia Inc. infringed on technology patents held by Adobe Systems Inc. and has awarded Adobe US$2.8 million in damages, the companies announced last Thursday.

RealNetworks, Sony get tighter over digital media

RealNetworks and Sony have extended their partnership in the area of digital audio and video, announcing a revised agreement Tuesday that should help both companies widen the reach of their respective digital media technologies.

EPF - ARM readies new chip design for smart phones, PDAs

Promising to boost the quality of audio and video playback for users of PDAs (personal digital assistants) and other portable gadgets, ARM Ltd. is offering a sneak peek this week at the next major release in its family of embedded microprocessor desi...

Intel to launch new mobile chips Tuesday, source says

Intel is set to roll out a faster version of its Pentium 4 processor for notebook users on Tuesday, according to a source familiar with the company's plans. In addition, the chip maker on Sunday cut prices by as much as 27 percent on some existing mo...

Brisk XP sales can't save Microsoft Q3

Microsoft Corp.'s fiscal third quarter revenue climbed 13 percent from a year ago, to US$7.25 billion, helped along by what it said were brisk sales of its recently launched Windows XP operating system. But the results fell short of what financial an...

‘Brisk' XP sales can't save Microsoft Q3 results

Microsoft's fiscal third-quarter revenue climbed 13 per cent from a year ago, to $US7.25 billion, helped along by what it said were brisk sales of its recently launched Windows XP operating system. But the results fell short of what financial analyst...

Intel matches Q1 forecast

Intel Corp. reported first-quarter earnings Tuesday that matched analysts' predictions, but saw net income decline from a year earlier thanks in part to continued weak spending on IT products in both Europe and the U.S.

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STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

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The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

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STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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