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Acer has completely revamped its notebook range, coming up with new designs for both its <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/notebooks/0,1000000333,39287071,00.htm">TravelMate</a> business systems and the Aspire consumer-focused notebooks. There are several TravelMates in the new line-up, ranging from our ultraportable review model, the <a href="http://www.acer.co.uk/acereuro/page4.do?sp=page3&dau22.oid=24417&UserCtxParam=0&GroupCtxParam=0&dctx1=17&CountryISOCtxParam=UK&LanguageISOCtxParam=en&ctx3=-1&ctx4=United+Kingdom&crc=524000703#inu57_42132">6292</a> up to a massive 17in. desktop replacement system, the 7720. Like all of the new range, our review model sports Intel’s recently released <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/components/0,1000001694,39286985,00.htm">Santa Rosa</a> architecture.
Here are some of the primary features of Microsoft's new Popfly mashup tool, which went to alpha testers on May 18.
Screenshots from Scratch application (MIT Labs)
TechRepublic cracks open the Motorola DCT6412 III digital video recorder (DVR).
Inaugural event spurs rally for faster adoption of better clinical systems, as part of a regional effort to improve patient care.
Vista offers 800 new Group Policy settings, some that pertain to added features and others that enhance control over features carried over from Windows XP. Deb Shinder offers a detailed look at some of Vista's more interesting Group Policy additions: access to removable media, power management, and User Account Control policies.
One of the more popular, geek-friendly weekend projects available is the building of a functional Media PC. TechRepublic Senior Software Engineer Bryan Peabody recently spent a weekend creating a Media PC using Microsoft Windows Media Center as its operating system. Here are a few of his observations and some screenshots of the process and his new Media PC in action.
Server vendors would have us believe that there’s a huge amount of work involved in designing a new server when, for the most part, it’s just a matter of taking industry-standard components and bolting them together. Companies with a small market share, like Acer, can therefore still mix it with likes of Dell, HP and IBM, and develop products such as the <a href="http://www.acer.co.uk/acereuro/page4.do?sp=page3&dau22.oid=21784&UserCtxParam=0&GroupCtxParam=0&dctx1=17&CountryISOCtxParam=UK&LanguageISOCtxParam=en&ctx3=-1&ctx4=United+Kingdom&crc=4083572414">Altos R520</a> that are every bit as competent and powerful as anything the market leaders have to offer.
Nobody could accuse Sony’s ultraportable VAIO VGN-TX5XN/B of drabness; nor could they deny that it has plenty of features, which include a fingerprint reader, an integrated optical drive, Windows Vista Business and a massive 100GB hard drive. But, as ever, this desirable Sony notebook comes at a hefty price. So is it worth the outlay?
Information presented in a spreadsheet can be more than a little bland. With some basic formatting techniques, however, the information you are trying to convey can be communicated much more efficiently. This TechRepublic How do I... tutorial shows you some of fundamentals of formatting in Microsoft Excel 2007, part of the Office 2007 Suite.
Gallery of images relating to Ubuntu 7.04 Server.
<a href="http://www.ipswitch.com/products/whatsup/index.asp?t=overview">WhatsUp Gold</a> from Ipswitch is a network monitoring tool that's extremely quick and easy to deploy. In our tests we found the range of features and ease of deployment make WhatsUp Gold a good fit for organisations with up to 500 users running on a single network. After a few days use in our Labs we wanted to put WhatsUp Gold in several places on our network to get a better view of how our devices were working. At £1,482.86 (ex. VAT) for 100 devices, the Premium Edition costs about £340 more than the Standard version, but includes the capability to monitor servers using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), such as those running Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft SQL Server.
Portable GPS and navigation units are becoming more mainstream and common, but Garmin is taking it a step further with MSN Direct integration. With the StreetPilot c580 you can now get weather, traffic, movie time, and gas price information when you travel.
Open-source specialist's user conference in San Diego this week has covered everything from enterprise virtualisation strategies to Shrek 3