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Eclipse exec talks about .Net rivalry

The Eclipse Foundation has established itself as a premier open source software tools project. The organization has gained support from vendors ranging from IBM (which helped found Eclipse in 2001) to Borland Software, BEA Systems, and seemingly ever...

Eclipse touts desktop client tool at event

The Eclipse Foundation at the EclipseWorld 2006 conference this week plans to tout the progress of open source projects focused on desktop application development, PHP (Hypertext Processor) and embedded Java.

Microsoft backs Firefox on MSDN Wiki

In a concession to the open source software paradigm, Microsoft has added support for the Mozilla Firefox browser to its MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) Wiki, company officials are reporting this week.

Ruby shining on .Net Down Under

Developers in Australia are working on a Ruby compiler that converts Ruby source code into Microsoft's Common Intermediate Language (CIL) for execution on Microsoft's .Net Framework 2.0 platform.

Microsoft offers fix for Visual Basic 2005 compiler

Issues with use of Microsoft's Visual Basic 2005 compiler in large projects have prompted the company to release a Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) update to address major problems. The compiler was released as part of Visual Studio 2005 last November.

Microsoft ponders new Web development tool

Microsoft is evaluating whether to include a new tool for building ASP.Net 2.0-based Web sites in the next major version of Visual Studio, a company representative said on Tuesday.

HP hails Memory Spot chips to extend content access

Bridging physical and digital worlds, Hewlett-Packard on Monday unveiled a miniature wireless data chip called "Memory Spot," which could be attached to almost any object and provide broad access to digital content.

Microsoft to offer Vista, .Net Framework 3.0 guidance

Microsoft plans to unveil <a href="http://projectglidepath.net/blog/default.aspx">Project Glidepath</a>, a program to help small ISVs get up to speed on the planned Windows Vista operating system and .Net Framework 3.0, according to Microsoft blogs.

Microsoft readies Team Foundation Server service pack

Microsoft is working on a service pack for its recently released Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server software, with improvements planned in areas such as authentication and data warehousing, according to company officials.

Intel exec cites importance of innovation

Innovation is not necessarily about new inventions, but is more about finding beneficial applications, according to an Intel executive addressing The Venture Forum conference.

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

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STYLISTIC Q572

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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