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HP extends Linux support

Hewlett-Packard will soon offer Linux support on 44 printers and also will ship servers and development tools aimed at users of the OS, the company announced Wednesday at the LinuxWorld trade show in New York.

Sci-Fi future full of viruses and villains

After hearing three top science-fiction writers pontificate on their visions of the future during a panel discussion at Comdex, there is this to say: Run! Run for your lives! Pandemics, biological warfare, Bluetooth-like brain implants and diagnostic...

Compaq recalls Armada battery packs

Compaq Computer is recalling some 55,000 battery packs from Armada E500 and V300 notebook computers sold globally because the packs can short circuit and possibly overheat, release smoke and catch on fire.

Microsoft's Ballmer defends practices, products

Microsoft President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer doesn't shy from confrontation and perhaps that is why his keynote Wednesday at a Gartner Group conference had more of an edge to it than the friendlier chats of other interviews at ITxpo....

McNealy: Sun working toward always-on Net

The always-on Internet is akin to the pervasive dial tone we get when we pick up the telephone handset and the infrastructure for such ubiquitous connectivity is the primary focus of Sun Microsystems, company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Scot...

HP unveils 'Superdome' Unix servers

Hewlett-Packard unveiled the high-end HP 9000 Superdome Unix server on Tuesday, along with an overall strategy aimed at its large dot-com customers, service providers and data-intensive corporations.

MS/DOJ - SIIA blasts expected Microsoft remedy proposal

Microsoft's response to the US government's plan to break up the company and impose behavioral remedies to stop the software maker's anticompetitive practices isn't even out yet, but it already has drawn a withering critique.

IBM to Preload Servers with Choice of Linux

Customers of IBM's Netfinity servers will now be able to buy machines pre-loaded with the Linux operating system and will be able to choose from three flavors of the ever-popular open-source software.

Vendors Form Embedded Linux Consortium

Representatives from some 30 vendors have formed the Embedded Linux Consortium, known as ELC, to promote Linux-based embedded applications, the group announced today.

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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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