Daily Archives: October 19, 2012

Remember Vista-incapable? Here Comes “8”-incapable.

“Microsoft’s early marketing materials aren’t exactly highlighting that differences between Windows RT and Windows 8 — and as a result, there’s a high potential for unsuspecting consumers to end up burned when they buy a Windows RT tablet expecting the … Continue reading

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Benioff: “8” will mark ‘the end’ of that other OS

BYOD, (Bring Your Own Device) means an end to M$’s bulk licences to businesses and the small cheap computers run */Linux or iOS so there’s just no need for M$. Benioff reported that in a conversation with a global CIO, … Continue reading

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Small Cheap Computers With Keyboard and Screen: Samsung Series 3 11.6″ Chromebook

This could be the best PC on the planet for some people: It’s highly mobile and, folded, protects its screen, It will last 6h on a small battery, 2 cells, keyboard, 2gB RAM, 16gB SSD, Wifi, and HDMI out It … Continue reading

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Servers

Well, oldman, one of our resident trolls, provoked me into finding some data on unit shipments of GNU/Linux servers. I cannot afford to buy one of IDC’s reports but I found these details from it on the web: IDC – … Continue reading

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Canonical Declines to Kick M$ While M$ is Down

“Canonical has finally (publicly) positioned Ubuntu as the direct competitor to Microsoft Windows. The Ubuntu home page flashes flashed this message “Avoid the pain of Windows 8”. Canonical removed the message as people discussed it on a Canonical engineer Alan … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Blip. It’s a Whole Year of Weakness for Wintel

People are beginning to notice that people are loving small cheap computers. People may be loving tablets but they won’t love the high price of Wintel: “Intel’s financial performance for the third quarter of 2012 reflects a stagnant global notebook … Continue reading

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