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Antitrust concerns delay future Windows OS

Microsoft plans to push back the next major release of its operating system, codenamed "Blackcomb," to 2005, because it fears that technology it plans to include in the release could bring it further into conflict with antitrust regulators, various i...

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6 goes gold

Microsoft said Friday it expects to have the final version, or "Gold Code," of its newest Internet Explorer Web browser completed some time this week, marking a small milestone in the development of its new operating system.

Latest online ad gimmick: hyperlinks

Move over spam, there's a new ad scheme called Toptext that is delighting advertisers and drawing ire from users who view it as yet another obnoxious online advertising gimmick.

Auckland couple develop virus blocker

Auckland couple Dave and Margaret Watson say they have invented a virus stopper that tackles the problem from a direction different to other antivirus software.

Desktop Linux fades as Dell pulls the plug

Dell Computer Corp. has quietly stopped offering the Linux operating system as an option on its desktop and laptop PCs, saying low demand forced the Linux-advocate to pull the software from its online stores.

Echelon protests planned

Internet activists will attempt to jam the infamous computer surveillance network Echelon as part of a protest on October 21.

Appeals court rejects Microsoft rehearing bid

In a terse, two-sentence statement, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington Thursday rejected Microsoft Corp.'s request for a rehearing on part of the antitrust case ruling issued by the panel in late June. Thursday's decision puts the case on track ...

Fujitsu to end 3.5 inch IDE hard disk manufacturing

Faced with declining sales as a result of the sharp drop in the desktop personal computer market, Fujitsu Ltd. has decided to end production of 3.5-inch IDE hard disk drives within the year, the company said Thursday. Fujitsu will continue to make 3....

PC makers wary of cluttering Windows desktop

PC makers are posting "for rent" signs on the Windows XP desktop, taking advantage of a recent move by Microsoft Corp. to loosen its grip on what icons and advertisements appear on the startup screen of a new Windows PC. However, industry watchers sa...

PCI standards board to vote Friday on Intel's 3GIO

The industry group that oversees PCI bus specifications, the PCI-SIG (special interest group), on Friday will have its board of directors vote on whether or not to adopt a technology spearheaded by Intel as the next I/O bus standard, a source familia...

(Don't) call the cops!

Around a quarter of 999 emergency calls to Scotland Yard are accidental calls made from mobile phones, according to research released yesterday by the Metropolitan police.

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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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