Stories by Margret Johnston

Judge OKs Microsoft Class-Action Suit

A California judge has ruled that a class-action suit filed on behalf of consumers against Microsoft can proceed to trial. The suit alleges that Microsoft's monopoly in the desktop software market harmed consumers.

Net fraud complaints are largely over auctions

Complaints about online auctions comprise nearly half the messages received by the US government's new Internet Fraud Complaint Centre, a project aimed at collecting and analysing consumer complaints about suspected fraud on the Net.

'E-Readiness' gap threatens economic growth

An analysis of 42 countries' current ability to participate fully in the digital economy paints a grim picture for most of them. The authors of the report said the situation is so bad that, unless key countries act quickly, world economic expansion c...

Wireless web market to grow

The size of the global market for small wireless internet devices will grow from $US10 billion today to $73 billion by 2005, according to a study conducted by Strategy Analytics.

AOL, TW Execs: Merger Won't Harm Competition

Executives of America Online (AOL) and Time Warner spelt out arguments for combining the two companies in a hearing before the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday, both men assuring the U.S. government regulators that competition...

U.S. Senators Propose Web Privacy Legislation

Responding to a groundswell of public concern about privacy on the Internet, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators Wednesday proposed a bill that would require Web sites to post clear and concise information about their privacy practices.

U.S. Updates Encryption Export Policy

The U.S. on Monday announced an update to its encryption export policy affecting companies that sell encryption software to users in the 15 European Union nations and in eight other countries that are U.S. allies.

MS/DOJ: Appeals court to receive arguments on stay

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Monday set a schedule for Microsoft and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to file motions in favour and against halting the ordered breakup of the company in its antitrust case.

Napster to play big Boies

The lawyer whose arguments in the Microsoft antitrust case helped convince a judge that the company should be split in two has been called to perform an encore in another high-profile computer industry lawsuit.

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STYLISTIC Q702

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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