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The .zip standard splinters

The .zip compression format has known remarkable stability and compatibility for many years, but that may soon change. PKWare and WinZip, makers of competing compression and encryption products, are fighting over the .zip standard--which means that ....

Bertelsmann sued by EMI over Napster

EMI Group PLC on Wednesday joined Universal Music Group Inc. and a group of music publishers in suing Bertelsmann AG, alleging the German company cost them billions of dollars in revenue by funding Napster, the now-defunct file-swapping service.

Java.net: the JCP alternative?

When Jason Hunter joined Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer Scott McNealy onstage at last year's JavaOne conference in San Francisco, it appeared that Java and the open source community were on the verge of a new era of cooperation.

Microsoft still certifying leaky drivers

Months after promising to tighten up its procedures for certifying third-party software drivers, Microsoft Corp. is still giving the green light to network interface card (NIC) drivers that leak sensitive user information from machines running Window...

Palm teams up with IBM for Java apps

Enterprise Java applications will be able to run directly on Palm Inc. Tungsten handhelds now that Palm has licensed IBM Corp.'s WME (WebSphere Micro Environment) Java run-time environment, the companies announced Monday.

Corel agrees to acquisition by Vector

Canadian software firm, Corel, has announced it has agreed to be acquired by US investment company Vector Capital for $US1.05 a share, a total of $US97.5 million.

Recording industry launches new suit against Morpheus

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed a new lawsuit against StreamCast Networks, owner of the Morpheus file-sharing software, over an Internet radio service the company never got off the ground. The move comes barely six week...

Ballmer targets Linux in annual memo

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer didn't mince his words when he wrote in a Wednesday memo to all Microsoft employees that noncommercial open source software, particularly the Linux operating system, was a "competitive challenge."

Group issues framework for vulnerability reports

The Organization for Internet Safety (OIS) is wading more deeply into the murky waters of vulnerability disclosure, releasing a draft document that lays out best practices for reporting and responding to software security vulnerabilities.

Logical makes a mobility connection

Systems integrator Logical has teamed up with Cisco and real estate firm, Colliers International, to create Australia’s first commercial office with built-in wireless connectivity.

Broadband is on the rise

Broadband is finally showing signs of taking off in Australia as providers and industry analysts report significant growth in subscriptions to wireless, cable and ADSL services across the country. This is despite only 8 per cent of Internet users hav...

Telstra ADSL under fire

Senator Kate Lundy has formally called upon the ACCC to investigate Telstra for anti-competitive behaviour, following claims it rejected an application for ADSL services from a competitor through its wholesale division only to then approve the same a...

Microsoft issues first patch for Windows Server 2003

Two serious security flaws that could allow an attacker to take over a user's system exist in all current versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser, including the one that ships with Windows Server 2003, Microsoft said Wednesday.

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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

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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