Stories by Gregg Keizer

Windows Home Server to be sold sans hardware

In a speech Tuesday at WinHEC 2007 in Los Angeles, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates confirmed that users will be able to retrofit older PCs themselves with Windows Home Server (WHS) when it ships later this year.

Is Vista's Aero interface a battery hog?

Microsoft responded Monday to discussion of Windows Vista's over-hearty battery appetite by acknowledging that the new operating system's fancy graphics use more power. But it downplayed the impact of the UI's power needs.

ITunes video, Apple TV 'dead ends,' claims researcher

Apple's for-pay video download business on iTunes and its Apple TV set-top box are "dead ends," a researcher said Monday, because U.S. television and cable networks will quickly shift their creative products to free ad-supported streaming.

Microsoft briefly shows online storage service

Microsoft's long-expected online backup service, once dubbed Live Drive, briefly went functional this weekend, giving users a sneak peek at some of the service's planned features before it was pulled.

Tool may foil Office 2003 hacks with '07 security

Microsoft will release an enterprise tool that offers some of the security features in the new Office 2007 suite to protect users still running the older Office 2003 applications, a company researcher said Tuesday.

Microsoft to kick Vista's e-mail app to the curb

As it rolled out its revamped Windows Live Hotmail Monday, Microsoft also promised it would deliver replacements for the Outlook Express and Windows Mail desktop clients along with new software to integrate Web mail with the corporate Outlook program...

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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 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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