Monthly Archives: July 2008

The Monopoly Will End in 2010

KACE has repeated their survey of IT professionals’ attitudes to M$ which they did in 2007. The survey from June, 2008 has these findings: the number seeing no possibility of migration from M$ is less than 10%, down from 15% … Continue reading

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Explosion of Small Cheap Computers

NYTimes has a neat article describing the explosion of the eee PC and imitators/competitors in the past year. ASUS increased sales of PCs in Europe from 2.8 to 6% market share largely on the basis of the eee PC. No … Continue reading

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Software for Libraries

OK, it is summer. I took time off to go to a pool party… Lo, and behold, I chatted with a lady who works in a library. She and many of her staff are ticked at commercial software for libraries. … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux is Going Up the Middle

There has been a surge in production and sales of low-end PCs and notebooks in the last six months. Many of the small machines were sold with GNU/Linux installed. To exclude GNU/Linux from the new markets as much as possible, … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Works in Education

That’s reality. GNU/Linux can help students and teachers find, create and present information in an educational setting very efficiently. That’s what a school that went 1:1 in students per PC found. “A study conducted by the school since the inception … Continue reading

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Maxed-out

The tiny PC is taking the world by storm. Even Intel cannot keep up with demand for the Atom. “Asustek Computer president Jerry Shen last month said the battery shortage would ease in July, but the shortages of the Atom … Continue reading

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Barriers

I have refrained from writing about Gates’ departure because it is irrelevant. Here is an article about what really matters by Richard Stallman: BBC NEWS It’s not the Gates, it’s the bars By Richard Stallman Founder, Free Software Foundation To … Continue reading

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Bargaining

ELCOT is doing it. They asked M$ to bid on 100 thousand copies of that other OS for laptops for students. M$ declined to match $12/copy and instead replied with a $57 bundle including Office. ELCOT plans to distribute GNU/Linux … Continue reading

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POP!

NetApplications shows quite a pop for GNU/Linux in May/June 2008, advancing from 0.68% to 0.80%, 17% growth in one month, 70% in one year. Of course the numbers seem heavily weighted towards North America/Europe, showing MacOS over 7% (units shipped … Continue reading

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