News – Spybot Disables Tablet PCs?, Touchscreen Linux Smartphone, Office 2007 “Gold” Release

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Spybot Search and Destroy Disables Tablet PCs?

CrunchGear posted a blurb yesterday about a possible conflict when running the popular anti-spyware program Spybot Search and Destroy on Tablet PCs. The site says the Spybot software can mistake some registry items in Windows Tablet PC Edition for spyware and wreak havoc if you let Spybot apply fixes. Apparently the fixes can disable tabket buttons and lock pen settings among other mischief. We haven’t tested this yet at TabletPCReview but will put it to the test and see if it can be confirmed.

Touchscreen Linux Smartphone in 2007

O.k. this isn’t quite Tablet PC news, but anything that brings together touchscreen functionality and open source applications is worth a look. First International Computing, one of the world’s largest computer and consumer electronics manufacturers, plans to ship a completely open source, Linux-based, GPS-equipped, quad-band GSM/GPRS phone sometime in the first quarter of 2007. The unit, dubbed the Neo1973, will sport an ultra-high resolution 2.8-inch VGA (640 x 480) touchscreen rather than a keypad. The initial price is expected to be around $350. Read more…

Office 2007 Released to Manufacturing

If you’ve been holding your breath waiting for Office 2007 to be released it looks like your wait is almost over. Microsoft has released the final "Gold" version of the software to manufacturing which means it should be hitting desktops (at least the desktops of business users) in the next few weeks. The new Office suite adds many Tablet PC centric enhancements that will make it an attractive update for Tablet PC users. Visit Microsoft’s Office 2007 site for more details. ,

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