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US DOJ approves AOL-Netscape-Sun deal

The US Department of Justice has approved America Online's proposed acquisition of Netscape Communications and AOL's related strategic alliance with Sun Microsystems, according to a brief statement released by the DOJ.

Microsoft confirms Windows NT security flaw

Microsoft has acknowledged a security flaw in its Windows NT operating system that could allow a person to access protected files on a workstation or even deny users access to a Windows NT server

Corel to offer Linux for desktops

Corel will help grow the Linux market by offering an easy-to-use version of the operating system that manufacturers could offer bundled with low-cost desktop PCs.

US FTC says Intel curbed PC differentiation

The US Federal Trade Commission enlarged its antitrust complaint against Intel today by charging that the chip maker's actions stifled attempts by PC makers to differentiate their products.

Chip ID number continues to plague Intel

Just days prior to the release of Intel's new Pentium III processor and concerns over its unique identification serial number are widening. One German PC publication claims to have devised a method for activating and reading the serial number without...

High-speed USB is in the pipeline

A higher speed version of the Universal Serial Bus is on its way, Intel has announced at its developers forum this week. USB 2.0 will offer up to 10 or 20 times the speed of the current USB specification

PCs to outsell TVs in 2000, Intel exec says

Worldwide PC sales will overtake television sales in the year 2000, Intel executive vice president Paul Otellini has predicted. Citing various industry sources, Otellini said PC sales have already outstripped television sales in Australia, Canada, De...

Gateway to use AMD chips

AMD has found the support of another PC vendor with Gateway announcing plans it will ship value-priced PCs incorporating AMD processors

Red Hat, IBM strike Linux deal

IBM and Red Hat Software have struck a deal to offer Red Hat's version of the Linux operating system with IBM servers and PCs

Intel previews Pentium III

Seen the Pentium III ads on TV yet? How could you miss them? Well you haven't seen anything yet -- the company is planning to spend around $US300 million on the marketing blitz. This week: a preview event featuring 200 IT vendors who have optimised t...

Microsoft to say no to Windows refund requests

You may have heard it's Presidents Day in the US, but you may not have heard it's also "Windows Refund Day" -- hundreds of open source users are reportedly approaching Microsoft for their money back. They say they haven't used the Windows OS, which c...

Internet2 network poised for US launch

Get ready -- a better and faster Internet is in the works. Internet2, a project which is expected to help dramatically improve the Internet, will see its first major step in the launch of a US-based network this month. Called Abilene, the high-speed ...

Intel, AMD cut PC chip prices

Good signs for cheaper PCs, bad signs for chipmakers Intel and AMD. The two companies are slugging it out in the "budget" end of the PC market, slashing Celeron and K6-2 prices.

AMD warns of first-quarter loss

Chipmaker AMD's shares have dropped 10 per cent in value this week with news that the company has issued a warning that it may incur an operating loss in its first fiscal quarter

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Kathy Cassidy


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

Anthony Grifoni


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

Steph Mundell


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

Andrew Mitsi


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


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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