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PC World October 2002

In the October issue of PC World, we pick out 25 ways to get the PC you always wanted -- Upgrades, tips, customisations and downloads;The straight story on search engines; Suite smell of success -- Free and pay alternatives to Microsoft Office; Pictu...

PC World September 2002

This month, we look at turning your PC into a digital music centre; Learning from 11 September -- Security at what cost?; 2GHz notebooks -- Head to head; Trouble-free computing -- Utilities to keep your PC in shape; Web and You -- Food fight: shoppin...

Live streaming: is it for you?

Readers of this column are obviously interested in working with video on the PC; however, if you take a straw poll of your friends with video cameras, you may be surprised at how little footage actually gets onto the hard drive. This is a travesty, a...

EMusic posts 1,000 MP3 albums

Universal Music Group, the music arm of struggling media conglomerate Vivendi Universal SA, has made a major commitment to digital-music distribution, releasing 1,000 albums for download through Inc.

Apple acquires Emagic

Apple Computer Inc. has acquired Emagic Inc., professional software solutions provider for computer-based music production.

Sorry Miss, the dog ate my laptop

Back in our day, when we told the teacher the dog ate our homework, we meant it had chewed up a few sheets of paper. But now canines have to take more radical action if they are going to destroy your prized essay, as one schoolchild found out when th...

Free Opera hits right note

Opera Software ASA has unveiled its Global Donations Program, giving away registered versions of its Web browser for free to organizations for people with disabilities, elementary schools, and Web-design schools and programs.


Best Free Stuff on the Web -- Sites, services and downloads for work and play; Fee vs. Free Software -- The leading free apps vs. paid alternatives; Web and You -- Sites for small businesses; Unpacking the new Linux distributions -- A look at the maj...

Apps support lags, users say

Pressure on IT shops to get a 'bang for your buck' has accelerated growing resentment about the spiralling cost of technology support coupled with plummeting vendor help desk support

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Kathy Cassidy


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

Anthony Grifoni


For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell


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


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


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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