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A new IT publication from Age Concern looks to put the older computer user in the driving seat.
Getting the most from Your Computer is claimed to be the first IT guide specifically written for older people and attempts to address the particular computing concerns of over-50s.
The book starts with getting to know the desktop and keyboard and moves on to word processing, emailing and using the Internet. ...more
Canon to buy Toshiba's stake in display joint venture
Canon has said that it will buy out Toshiba in their flat-panel display venture to resolve a patent dispute with Nano-Proprietary. in the United States.
Canon will now own the unit that was set up in 2004 to develop a new type of thin panels that can be used in TVs to challenge consumer electronics giants such as Samsung and Matsushita. ...more
Europe gives Microsoft one week for antitrust compliance
The European Commission has given Microsoft until 1 June to comply with its sanctions imposed for antitrust violations. Microsoft has still to provide information that would enable other software makers to build full interoperability with Windows servers into their own products.
European Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes said that Microsoft has agreed to reach an agreement by the end of this month. ...more
At this time of the year, many industry analysts publish their predictions for the coming year. Generally, they will charge you many thousands of pounds for their wisdom. However, as we are still imbued with the spirit of Christmas, we present our own predictions for 2003
Microsoft announces that Longhorn will launch in 2004 and release details as soon as it has decided what it is. ...more