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Novell's suit points to Office dominance

Novell's antitrust lawsuit alleging that Microsoft illegally tried to eliminate competition in the desktop applications market in the mid-1990s highlights the continuing problems that alternatives to Microsoft Office have in winning users.

AMD reflects on progress, charts course for 2005

Executives at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) painted a much different picture of the chip maker than in recent years during a briefing for analysts and reporters Friday at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.

Gartner: Microsoft beats PalmSource in PDAs

Worldwide shipments of personal digital assistants (PDAs) using Microsoft 's Windows CE operating system have surpassed those using PalmSource's Palm OS for the first time, following a precipitous decline in Palm OS PDA shipments in the third quarter...

Telstra joins the Christmas ADSL rush

Telstra is offering $50 ADSL starter packages bundled with DVD rentals, music downloads and digital photo prints in an attempt to gain more ADSL customers before Christmas.

Developer skills face bidding war

CIOs finding it difficult to find and retain software developers should consider what their work environment offers over and above a weekly pay cheque, according to Eagle Datamation International's (EDI) CEO Richard White.

IPod Store excises "5 Apple" ratings

Apple Computer Inc. has quietly removed a feature of its online iPod Store -- a ratings system that arbitrarily gave any Apple-branded product an instant '5 Apple' rating. Apple's iPod Store is an extension of the company's online retailing efforts. ...

Dell's Q3 results set company records - again

Dell continued to outpace the rest of the IT industry in the company's third quarter with sizzling growth in shipments, revenue, and net income adding up to the best quarter yet for the hardware vendor, the company said Thursday.

Dragon talks the talk, naturally

ScanSoft is looking for word crunchers to do away with typing, claiming the latest version of its speech recognition software to be 99 per cent accurate and capable of interpreting words spoken at 160 words per minute

Spammers look for salvation

Poor old Citibank. This financial services firm is still the biggest target of online scammers trying to get Internet users to part with their cash.

IBM readying tools for SMB

IBM on Wednesday announced the pre-release of several tools for SMBs (small and midsize businesses) designed to speed development of solutions built on IBM middleware.

Skype comes to Siemens' cordless phones

Skype Technologies is teaming with Siemens to offer cordless phone users the ability to make Internet telephony calls, in addition to traditional calls, from their handsets.

Google gives Gmail POP3 support, plans antivirus

Google will roll out POP3 (Post Office Protocol) support gradually over the coming weeks to Gmail users, who will be able to use the feature to download e-mail messages from Gmail servers to e-mail applications on devices such as PCs and wireless dev...

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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

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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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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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