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HP to offer 24-hour Linux support

Hewlett-Packard has taken its support of Linux to the next level, announcing plans for worldwide 24-hour support for the open source operating system. At a cost to customers, HP will offer support for all major Linux distributions, including Red Hat ...

US Internet stocks take a beating

The bubble may have burst. Internet stocks on US markets took a beating today, with the stock of many of the larger Internet companies falling by as much as 28 per cent. Among those, Excite, Cnet and America Online.

Shock resignations at Compaq -- Pfeiffer, CFO quit

The shock resignations of Compaq CEO Eckhard Pfeiffer and CFO Earl Mason may indicate troubles that run deep in the hardware vendor. The news comes hard on the heels of the company's profit warning issued for its first fiscal quarter this year.

AAPT rejects takeover bid

AAPT yesterday announced its Board of Directors are recommending its shareholders reject the $1.49 billion takeover bid proposed by Cable & Wireless Optus.

Corel to launch own version of desktop Linux

Will its own desktop version of Linux help save Corel and return it to profitability? Company executives hope so, announcing yesterday that Corel Desktop Linux and Linux versions of WordPerfect Office and CorelDraw to be released over 1999/2000 will ...

Lexmark launches new laser

Lexmark has released a new compact business-class laser printer, a new addition to its Optra range, and featuring a sub-$1000 price tag.

FrontPage 2000 trial to be offered

Microsoft will offer a 45-day trial version of FrontPage 2000, the company has confirmed. The Web authoring package, designed to integrate with the next version of Microsoft Office, will be released to market in June.

AOL membership soars past 17 Million

AOL has released news that its worldwide membership has surpassed the 17 million mark. But in the end, says an analyst, AOL will not corner the market -- there will still be Internet users who don't want the "guiding hand" or specialised approach tha...

Notebook prices to stagnate or rise

Notebook computer prices, which have declined steadily over the past two years, will plateau and possibly increase over the foreseeable future, due to an industrywide shortage of LCD screens.

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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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