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Apple Goes to Court to Protect Trade Secrets

IT and software companies appear to have discovered litigation as a means of controlling speech that is critical of their products, or perhaps undermines their marketing efforts. This time it's Apple demonstrating that millions of dollars of sales an...

Microsoft Argues for Appeal in Lower Court

In court papers filed on Wednesday, Microsoft Corp. urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear its appeal in its antitrust case directly, arguing instead that the case should move to a lower court of appeals.

Sun Opens StarOffice Code, Delays StarPortal

Sun Microsystems Inc. announced Wednesday that it will release the source code for its StarOffice suite of productivity applications, a move that will allow software developers to modify the product to suit their needs.

Intel, Via settle bulk of patent dispute

Intel and Via Technologies have settled much of a legal dispute that spanned courtrooms in the US, Singapore and the UK, the companies said in a joint statement issued on Wednesday.

IBM claims to double memory

IBM's research group has unveiled a new technology designed to double the memory capacity of servers based on Intel processors.

AltaVista Offers Slicker Translations

Students having difficulty with their French homework can breathe a small sigh of relief. AltaVista on Wednesday launched an updated version of its Babel Fish translation service

Intel promotes ease of use in Linux appliances

Intel is preparing to release a new software developer kit that could allow vendors to offer Linux-based Internet appliances and home networking products that are much easier to configure and use, the chip maker announced yesterday.

Apple, RealNetworks partner on Web streaming

RealNetworks will license technology from Apple Computer for streaming audio and video content over the Web, and support Apple's QuickTime format in its RealServer 8 software product, the companies announced this week.

Gates Pledges Victory on Appeal

Microsoft Corp. Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates said he is confident that his company will prevail in its appeal against a U.S. District Court ruling today that the software maker be split into two parts.

Intel delays Timna release until 2001

Intel will delay the launch of its Timna processor for low-cost PCs until the first quarter of next year while it develops a new interface that will allow the chip to work with standard PC memory components, a company spokesman said today.

MS/DOJ: MS takes final swing at breakup proposal

Microsoft issued its final response today to the US government's proposal to split the software titan into two separate companies, paving the way for District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson to issue a final ruling in the case, possibly as early ...

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

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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.

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