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IT CEOs turn out, speak up for XP

To kick off the official launch of Windows XP here Thursday, Microsoft Corp. marshalled some of the biggest names in computing to participate in an industry executive panel and extoll the ability of the operating system to push the convergence of com...

Searching for Revenue, Napster Signs Promo Deal

In a move that may presage a variety of new initiatives by Napster, the music file sharing site currently being sued by major music labels has announced a song promotion deal with Sputnik7.com LLC, an online affiliate of Palm Entertainment Properties...

Jupiter: Subscriptions to Drive Net Music

Another day, another Jupiter forecast that the online purchase and delivery of music will account for $US1.5 billion of the worldwide music market. Which still means more than 70 per cent will buy their music in a 'hard' format. But the growth is sig...

Jobs Announces New Power Macs, iMacs, G4 Cubes

Apple Computer Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs on Wednesday announced that the company is releasing dual-processor Power Mac G4s and a new series of iMacs, two of which are priced below US$1,000. Jobs also announced an Apple first: a desktop ...

Bezos: Up close and personal

What technology has taken away from business - the personal touch - it can bring back in the era of the internet, according to Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

Aiming at Linux, Corel and Inprise to merge

Pointing toward opportunities in the growing market for the Linux operating system and related software, Corel and Inprise (formerly Borland) yesterday announced that they have agreed to merge.

Apple unveils iBook

At MacWorld Expo in New York this week Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the company's much-anticipated consumer portable machine, called the iBook.

SDMI agrees on new spec for digital music players

The Secure Digital Music Initiative has met its June 30 deadline for agreeing on a technical specification for portable devices that store music in the digital format. Players supporting the new specification are expected by Christmas.

MS/DoJ Week 13 -- DoJ wins some points

The US Government continued to chip away at Microsoft's defense this week, getting the highest ranking Microsoft executive that has appeared as a witness to acknowledge points key to the DoJ's case

UN eyes Y2K emergency plans

Year 2000 experts from more than 130 United Nation member countries convened in New York last Friday for the UN's first international conference on the year 2000 problem. And by all accounts it was a successful and frank discussion of Y2K preparednes...

United Nations Tackle Y2K

Some 120 United Nations member countries are set to meet for the organisation's first international conference on the year 2000 problem.

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Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

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

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

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

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

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

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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