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German parliament considers Linux switch

The Bundestag, Germany's lower house of parliament, is exploring whether to ditch Microsoft Corp.'s Windows in favor of the open-source Linux operating system, partly due to security concerns.

AMD rolls out re-branded Athlon MP

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Monday extended its new True Performance Initiative branding strategy to a set of Athlon MP (multiprocessor) chips for workstations and servers.

MSN 7.0 signs on to .Net, broadband

To deliver Web services as part of its .Net initiative, Microsoft Corp. released version 7.0 of its MSN Web portal Monday and said it will launch a broadband version of its MSN Internet service to reach 90 percent of U.S. broadband users within three...

Intel all about hype, Centaur president says

Intel Corp. is fooling the industry with a challenge to developers to create applications for its multi-gigahertz processors and is merely creating demand for its products that wouldn't exist were it not for the company's hype, said Glenn Henry, pres...

Jupiter: News sites flourish after attacks

Reflecting the public's insatiable hunger for news following the Sept. 11 attacks in the U.S., the most-visited sites on the Web last month were news sites, according to a report released Monday by Jupiter Media Metrix Inc.

Via sells own motherboards to boost P4X266 chip set

Via Technologies Inc. will begin volume shipments of its own line of motherboards -- to be sold under the Via brand -- this month, according to Wenchi Chen, the company's chief executive officer (CEO) and president. The move is meant to spur adoption...

Intel introduces 12 mobile chips

Undeterred by a sluggish economy and slumping PC sales, Intel Corp. is unveiled 12 new mobile processors Monday--including its fastest, which hits 1.2 GHz. Also new is an improved mobile chip set with integrated graphics that Intel says will rival so...

Handspring unveils line of PDA-phones

Handspring Inc. unveiled a new line of products Monday that is designed to integrate phone capabilities and PDA (personal digital assistant) functionality.

Transmeta unveils Crusoe TM6000

Transmeta Corp. Monday announced at the Microprocessor Forum the Crusoe TM6000 processor, the company's first system-on-chip designed for embedded devices and the ultra-dense server market.

Microsoft changes XP slogan in wake of U.S. attacks

Microsoft Corp. will change the advertising slogan for the Windows XP operating system from "Prepare to Fly" to "Yes You Can" because of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. that involved hijacked airplanes, the company confirmed Friday.

House passes its antiterrorism bill

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Friday to approve new antiterrorism legislation that gives U.S. law enforcement agencies expanded rights to snoop on electronic and voice communications.

Intel to detail roadmaps, improvements at MPF

Chip giant Intel Corp. will continue its trend of preaching about "more than gigahertz" at the Microprocessor Forum in San Jose, which begins Monday.s the embargo, the embargo will be considered irrelevant.

IBM unveils power-paring chip

IBM Corp. unveiled an ultra-low power chip Friday that it said will reduce power consumption in battery-operated portable consumer electronic devices and improve power efficiency, both in active and standby modes.

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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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