Linux faces crucial year

Current discontent among Microsoft customers should prompt users to reconsider alternative operating systems, according to Linux and Unix specialist Caldera.

Ballmer: Third-party innovation is draw for XP

Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer introduced and extolled the virtues of the company's new operating system, Windows XP, at its launch here. The big draw of the new product will be innovations by Microsoft's partners, he said, add...

Sony reports better sales but electronics weak

Sony Corp. saw higher sales and smaller net losses in the first half of the current financial year, but the harsh economic conditions proved tough in its core electronics business, the company announced Thursday.

Gates launches XP, ushers out 'the MS-DOS era'

Politicians, celebrities, IT executives and a gospel choir joined Microsoft Corp. Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates in Times Square Thursday for a glitzy launch for Windows XP, the operating system that will "take the industry to new h...

Attacks, new XP renewing biometrics interest

Microsoft Corp.'s new Windows XP operating system includes several security feature enhancements. But one of the most significant changes, coming amid a push for increased security, could mean the beginning of widespread use of biometric technology, ...

IT CEOs turn out, speak up for XP

To kick off the official launch of Windows XP here Thursday, Microsoft Corp. marshalled some of the biggest names in computing to participate in an industry executive panel and extoll the ability of the operating system to push the convergence of com...

MSN Messenger to have section

In conjunction with Microsoft Corp.'s launch of Windows XP, Corp., the managed services division of security giant Network Associates Inc., announced the McAfee Security Center for MSN Messenger, a tab in the instant messaging application ... founder preps Linux OS to run Windows apps

A new company founded by Inc. founder and former Chief Executive Officer Michael Robertson is looking to bridge the gap between applications available for the open-source Linux operating system and Microsoft Corp.'s Windows -- a gap many Linu...

Microsoft offers details of .Net My Services

Microsoft Corp. yesterday unveiled an early version of a software tool kit that developers can use to build links to the wide range of Web-based services, such as authentication and an alert system for notifying users of critical time-sensitive infor...

MS makes digital media blitz with Win XP

Hinting at a campaign to govern digital media, Microsoft Corp. announced Wednesday that more than 150 companies are supporting the digital media features in the software maker's new Windows XP operating system (OS), which is being unleashed today.

U.S. congress to pass revised anti-terrorism bill

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a rewritten version of the anti-terrorism bill that reconciles differences between the separate measures already approved by both chambers of Congress. This final version is expected to be put to...

CERT: 'Net infrastructure targeted for DoS attacks

Denial of Service attacks are still a major threat to the Internet and are becoming more serious as attackers are increasingly creating automated attack tools and focusing on network infrastructure such as routers, according to a new paper released t...

Macromedia's Photoshop patent lawsuit clarified

Last Saturday, AP reported that Macromedia Inc. claimed to own the patent to Adobe Systems Inc.'s image editing program Photoshop and their Web authoring program, GoLive. Although Macromedia has filed a lawsuit against Adobe, they do not claim to own...

Few new apps on display at XP partner showcase

Bill Gates kicked off two days of Windows XP launch ceremonies here with the declaration that Microsoft Corp.'s new operating system facilitates "things people never expected to be able to do with PCs."

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Kathy Cassidy


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

Anthony Grifoni


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

Steph Mundell


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


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


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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