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Gates: Open source, interoperability not synonymous

Microsoft chairman and chief software architect, Bill Gates, has sent an email to customers emphasising the company's commitment to being interoperable and stressing that open source and interoperability are not necessarily one and the same.

Eudora suffers security scare

Qualcomm has patched serious security vulnerabilities in the Eudora e-mail client that could allow an attacker to take over a Windows system via a specially crafted message.

Napster To Go ready for portable players

Napster launched a portable version of its digital music service in the U.S. and the U.K. on Thursday, hoping to tempt users with a more tasty "all-you-can-eat" monthly subscription model.

iiNet cranks ADSL to 8Mbps

Perth-based ISP, iiNet, has blown smoke in the face of rivals by firing up residential broadband speeds to 8Mbps and planning for up to 24Mbps later this year.

Yahoo test drives contextual search

Yahoo has begun testing publicly a new search technology that can generate queries on the fly based on the content of the Web page a user is reading. The goal of the new technology is to make it easier and faster for users to find information than if...

Army Cadets Web site hacked

Military-grade Web defacements are rare these days; however, the Australian Army Cadets have found themselves recruiting a different sort of prospect following an embarrassing defacement attack by a hacker group running under the name of "spykids".

Sparks fly over power line Internet trials

Knocking an aeroplane out of the sky by simply using an ultra-fast Internet connection is closer to fact than fantasy, say opponents of a new Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) technology.

MP3.com founder to start new music venture

Michael Robertson, the founder of MP3.com and head of desktop Linux company Linspire, on Thursday next week plans to launch a new music download company and service called MP3tunes.

Office pitched as a development platform

Reinforcing its positioning of Office as not just an applications suite, but a development platform, Microsoft on Wednesday kicked off its first Office System Developer Conference.

HP takes aim at Lenovo/IBM with mobility push

Hewlett-Packard (HP) on Wednesday declared its intention to become the leading vendor in notebook shipments by the end of 2005, specifically targeting IBM's notebook customers as that business becomes part of Lenovo Group.

Cellnet to launch its own CE product line

Cellnet has extended plans to participate in the consumer electronics business by announcing an AV Import division designed to source, brand and market its own range of electronics goods.

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STYLISTIC Q702

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

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STYLISTIC Q572

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

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The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

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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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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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