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Linux gains share of mind

Anybody walking by the Linux pavilion at Comdex last week couldn't fail to notice a lot of smiling faces: the booths of Linux vendors such as Red Hat Software and Caldera Systems were swamped with attendees eager to get information about the open-sou...

AOL buys Netscape, Sun joins in Java deal

A new Internet triumvirate has been formed, AOL annoucing it will acquire Netscape, and that it has formed a strategic alliance with Sun Microsystems to develop Internet devices. All are now downplaying suggestions that their union represents a new b...

AOL in talks to buy Netscape

AOL has confirmed it is in talks to buy Netscape, and according to press reports, Sun Microsystems may too be involved in the deal that could shift the balance of power in the online world. A Microsoft legal advisor meanwhile, says the pending deal t...

MS/DoJ: Sides spar on Netscape, AOL talks

A Microsoft attorney sparred with the US Government's economics expert yesterday over the significance of a reported deal under which the world's largest online service, America Online, would purchase Microsoft's rival Internet browser maker, Netscap...

Retravision announces budget PCs

Retravision NSW has just launched a range of Intel-based PCs aimed at the budget-concious family market, prices starting at $1999 for a complete system

XML, Java: Are They Siblings or Rivals?

Extensible Markup Language (XML) in many ways augments Java; however, XML is also evolving into an object transport protocol that could undermine Java's claim as a does-all platform.

Thin is in for Xmas

Toshiba has launched what it hopes will be on the wish list of every corporate road warrior, its Portege 3010 notebook.

Microsoft Gets Y2K

Microsoft will roll out a comprehensive series of products and services in the first quarter of 1999 designed to help companies perform year-2000 remediation on their IT infrastructures.

Intel Ends Vicious PC Cycle

While continuing its relentless pursuit of performance, Intel has quietly been developing Transition Management, a technology program to help IT managers cope with constant changes in CPU technologies. Transition Management will stabilise PC design...

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GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

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

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

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

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

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

STYLISTIC Q702

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

STYLISTIC Q702

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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