Monthly Archives: August 2011

Amazon Tablets to Launch Q4 2011 and Q1 2012

According to Digitimes, Amazon has orders for 7 inch tablets in Q4 2011 and 10 inch tablets for Q1 2012 to Foxconn. Amazon knows how to move product and Foxconn knows how to make things by the millions so this … Continue reading

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Libya: Battle for Sirte

The new government of Libya has given Gaddafi’s supporters at Sirte until Saturday to surrender. In the interim, forces from all over Libya will be concentrated there. There is no doubt about the outcome except for the number of casualties. … Continue reading

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The End of Lock-in is Nigh

I read an article, “The End of the OS is Nigh“. The authour claims the OS is losing importance and then goes on to observe that he no longer depends on this or that application. It’s that layer that’s dying, … Continue reading

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Forrester on Amazon: Take 5 million Tablets Next Quarter

Forrester is predicting Amazon will be able to sell millions of tablets next quarter if they cut prices and have signed up suppliers. With HP getting out of WebOS, that might be easy. Amazon could become Apple’s largest competitor in … Continue reading

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The Tablet Effect is Real

Canaries used to be taken into coal mines to detect accumulations of explosive gases. In the world of IT, the canary is an upstream supplier of components used to build gadgets. iSuppli has detected a huge oversupply of big RAM … Continue reading

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Big Brother Still Thinks He Knows Best

Chuckle. This is too funny for me to make up. I am just not that creative. M$ has had lots of push-back on “the ribbon” in their office suite but are Hell-bent to foist it on users of “8”… And … Continue reading

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M$ v World – In The Cloud

Perhaps I am missing something but it looks increasingly that M$ cannot have a monopoly on the cloud. Look who is providing cloud services independently of M$: Dell on VMWare and perhaps OpenStack Rackspace on OpenStack Amazon on Linux Google … Continue reading

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Really Small Cheap Computer Rocks

There’s a demo of a Raspberry Pi here: The device comes in two models. $25 gets you a small cheap computer without networking and $35 gets you a small cheap computer with networking. Once networked the uses are only limited … Continue reading

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DOS

Had another DOS attack today. I did some more research and found others had seen the same kind of attack. It turns out that WordPress puts some link tags in the headers of every page that some browsers are hauling … Continue reading

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Wintel Tries to Restore Former Glory – Ultrabooks

Wintel is trying desperately to upsell itself by promoting “ultrabooks”, powerful portable notebooks with fine form factors. While there is a niche market here, Apple has already filled it. People who want to pay a high price for the feeling … Continue reading

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As The Worm Turns

Yet another worm is wreaking havoc around the world. First indications are that the malware comes in and starts on machines running that other OS with port 3389/tcp (RDP) open, and really weak passwords for “Administrator”. Of course, then all … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Created by: MBA Online Clearly, Linux forms a good basis for IT, judging from the percentage shares in tablets and mobile IT in general. What’s wrong is that 0.79% share for “desktop”. That’s the nonsense spouted by M$ technological evangelists … Continue reading

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