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Case Study: Shifting gears

".Net or Java?" was an ongoing debate in the early days of web services. But with the maturity of standards, integration of applications developed using these languages is no longer a key technical issue.

Macs running Windows, what you should know

Apple Computer Wednesday unveiled software that will allow new Macintosh computers to run Microsoft's Windows XP software natively. But not all Macs will be able to use the software, which Apple has dubbed "Boot Camp." While it's been released as a f...

Common digital photo questions

My favorite part of every magazine that I read is the reader mail section. I enjoy the questions and comments, and I love reading the responses by the magazine's editorial staff. So this week I'm rummaging through the virtual mail bag and answering s...

Coming next to the Mac: Linux and Windows?

Momentum is building, albeit unevenly, to bring alternate operating systems to the Intel-based Macintosh computers that Apple Computer recently released. Despite a lack of encouragement from Apple, operating system vendors and enthusiasts are workin...

Hollywood versus PC

As we move to a world where all entertainment is delivered digitally, the battle over copyright protection is turning into a full-blown war. And consumer rights may end up being the biggest casualty as media companies hunker down and try to redefine ...

Free Agent: Ubuntu's missing batteries

I haven't talked much about Ubuntu Linux since last fall, but Ubuntu-related e-mail keeps pouring in. Apparently quite a few Free Agent readers have taken my advice and given Ubuntu a shot. And a whole lot of folks seem to get themselves about 90 per...

Windows bug allows repeat invasions

Say you've just recovered from a serious worm attack. You've run your antivirus and adware/malware removal utilities, installed the latest patches, even double-checked to make sure your security and privacy settings are set at high. You're good, righ...

Watchful eye

Storage resource management offers a single window into the storage network.

Kicking Linux's tires

I've been working on a Linux Tips column for an upcoming issue of PC World US--a much tougher assignment than my monthly Free Agent ramble, for two reasons: First, I've got only one magazine page to work with, so I'm a bit restricted in what I can ta...

New MIMO Wi-Fi to outpace Ethernet

Airgo Networks, whose MIMO antenna technology pioneered a new generation of Wi-Fi gear with dramatically improved range and throughput, announced a new product line it says will match data speeds of standard ethernet.

Cut your PC's clatter the cool way

Today's systems make way too much noise. We spend good money on high-quality speakers so that our CDs and MP3 files will sound terrific, and then we force those speakers to share a room with a PC that roars like a fully loaded B-52.

Google dives deeper into networking

No longer content with indexing billions of items on the Web, Google during the past year or so has been expanding its offerings into areas such as desktop search, 3-D mapping and location-aware services.

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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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