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Microsoft security updates to cover Windows, Exchange

Microsoft plans to release a total of 10 security fixes, including "critical" Windows updates, during its Monthly Security Bulletin release, scheduled for next Tuesday. The company also plans to release an updated version of its Microsoft Windows Mal...

Notebook demand boosts Intel's Q2 revenue estimate

Intel's revenue for its current fiscal quarter may be slightly higher than expected, thanks in part to strong demand for laptop computers. The chipmaking giant has said that it now expects sales to be as high as $US9.3 billion for the quarter, up fro...

Red Hat set to release Fedora 4

Red Hat is readying the first major update to its free Fedora Core Linux distribution since November 2004. Expected June 13, a week behind schedule, Fedora Core 4 will be the first release of the Raleigh, North Carolina, company's Linux operating sys...

Microsoft: New Netscape breaks IE

Microsoft is advising users of Netscape 8 to either uninstall the software or to edit their computer's registry files because of a bug in America Online's (AOL) new browser. According to a Microsoft engineer, Netscape 8 disables the XML (Extensible M...

Microsoft to talk .Net at Java conference

For the first time since settling its long-standing legal dispute with Sun Microsystems, Microsoft will be a full-fledged participant in the JavaOne developer conference, which is being held in San Francisco next month.

FTC plans international 'zombie'-awareness campaign

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in conjunction with regulatory bodies in about 30 countries, is about to launch a new education campaign directed at Internet service providers (ISPs). Its message? The zombies are out of control.

HP revenue grows, boosted by Europe, Asia

Led by strong revenue growth outside of the U.S., Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday reported revenue of US$21.6 billion for its second fiscal quarter of 2005. These results were the first to be issued by HP since president and chief executive officer (CEO) ...

Mozilla fixes critical Firefox bugs

The Mozilla Foundation has patched two "extremely critical" security holes in its Firefox browser that were reported earlier this week. The flaws have been patched in a Firefox 1.0.4 release, which was posted to the Mozilla.org Web site on May 11.

After controversy, Torvalds begins work on "git"

A dispute between a prominent open-source developer and the maker of the software used to manage Linux kernel development has forced Linux creator Linus Torvalds to embark on a new software project of his own, in addition to the Linux kernel.

Red Hat embraces Solaris, 2.6 kernel

Red Hat is bringing Sun Microsystems' Solaris operating system into the Red Hat Network, the company said Tuesday as it launched the latest update to its flagship Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Boston...

Intel to ship multithreaded Pentium

Intel plans to release a version of its Pentium desktop processor this year that can run up to four software tasks at the same time. Called the Pentium processor Extreme Edition, the chip will include two processor cores, each of which will support I...

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

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