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Gates calls new OS most ambitious project ever

Ending years of hype and anticipation, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates yesterday took the wraps off the software maker's long-awaited Windows 2000 operating system . Calling it "the most ambitious software project ever," he promised that the new OS wil...

RealNames gets RealHacked

RealNames, which provides a service that converts complex Web addresses into simple keywords, has quietly warned customers that criminals had broken into one of its databases and may have stolen credit card information belonging to its customers.

ETrade, ZDNN confirm hack attacks

Online brokerage ETrade Group and Ziff-Davis' technology news site ZDNet have become the latest victims today of a string of hacker attacks aimed at popular online destinations.

Intel to acquire DSL chip maker for $US150m

Intel has agreed to acquire Ambient Technologies, which makes semiconductor chips for use in DSL (digital subscriber line) and analog modems, for approximately $US150 million in cash, Intel said on Thursday.

Judge reinstates Java ruling against Microsoft

A California district court last week reinstated a preliminary injunction against Microsoft in its long-standing legal battle with Sun Microsystems, limiting the way the software giant can use Sun's Java technology in its products.

Startup looks to reinvent surfing the Web

Software startup SpotOn will launch a free browser add-on today that aims to make surfing the Web faster and more efficient. In addition to the existing Back and Forward buttons, the program adds a new concept: a "Next" button.

Recording Industry Sues MP3.com

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has sued MP3.com, claiming that the company's online digital music service infringes on valuable copyrights held by record labels and artists. MP3.com's Beam-it service allows users to store digita...

Analysts: too early to assess Crusoe's impact

The new Crusoe processors unveiled yesterday by secretive startup Transmeta could spawn a host of high-performance notebooks that weigh only a few pounds and offer battery life to die for. Then again, they might not. Analysts say it's too early to be...

Celerons as cheap as chips

Intel has lowered the price of its Celeron processors by between 5 and 10 per cent as the chip maker tries to maintain a strong presence in the budget PC market.

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

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