Stories by James Niccolai

Mouse designer sues Microsoft

A Californian hardware company has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft asking for upwards of $US1 billion in punitive damages. The company alleges Microsoft stole its design for a user-friendly mouse that is now marketed and sold by Microsoft as the In...

Microsoft patches Y2K problem in Win 98

Microsoft said today it has identified "minor year 2000 issues" in its Windows 98 operating system which under certain circumstances can cause the wrong date to be displayed after December 31, 1999

Microsoft begins to comply with Java order

Microsoft has released a new version of its Java Virtual Machine for Windows and Internet Explorer, to comply with the court order delivered last month in Sun's Java lawsuit against Microsoft

Chip industry distances itself from Y2K issue

While the US Semiconductor Industry Association is distancing itself from the looming year 2000 crisis, it has acknowledged that a "small percentage" of semiconductors could be sensitive to the date change

Palm VII offers wireless access - at a price

The next generation of 3Com's Palm device -- the Palm VII -- will include wireless capabilities that allow users to download information from Internet sites and send and receive e-mail messages

National Semi puts scanner on a chip

National Semiconductor has announced it has developed an integrated circuit that squeezes virtually all of the electronics needed for a colour image scanner onto a single silicon chip smaller than a thumbnail

MS/DoJ: Trial focus to switch to Java

The US Government in its antitrust case against Microsoft will call Java creator James Gosling to the witness stand next week, shifting the focus of the trial to Microsoft's alleged misuse of Sun's programming language, sources close to the case have...

Sun granted injunction against Microsoft

A US Federal judge has ordered an injunction against Microsoft, requiring the software giant to modify its products within 90 days to comply with Sun's Java compatibility test suite

MS/DoJ: witness says IE is separate product

A US Government witness due to take the stand today in the antitrust trial against Microsoft argues in a written deposition release that most people view Internet Explorer and Windows as two separate products

Intel to close desktop and notebook speed gap

The introduction of a new manufacturing process in the second half of 1999 will allow Intel to make mobile Pentium II processors that run at 600MHz, temporarily closing the performance gap between desktop and notebook computers

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

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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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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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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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