Daily Archives: November 23, 2012

Big Swing in PC Shipments in Malaysia

“According to IDC’s Asia/Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker, third quarter 2012 shipments of PCs in Malaysia dropped sharply compared to the second quarter – down to 634,000 units which is a decline of 29%. Despite support and end user incentives from … Continue reading

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Fallout From Migrations of Office Suite

“…moving from Microsoft Office to open source alternatives like OpenOffice is normal, the expected, the non-newsworthy common occurrence.  It is “dog bites man”.  Moving in the opposite direction, from free software to proprietary is newsworthy because it is so rare.  … Continue reading

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M$ Caught Astroturfing

“The multi-billion-dollar astroturf campaign for Vista 8 and Microsoft’s UEFI-encumbered hardware are both failing, but for new hardware with UEFI there are still issues” via Vista 8 Endorsements Are Fake, Microsoft Decided to Break Rather Than Make | Techrights. Don’t … Continue reading

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Munich Keeps on Saving With GNU/Linux

Munich’s IT department has reported to city council a savings of €10 million by using GNU/Linux instead of that other OS and its office suite. They graciously allowed the non-OS costs to be the same… see Linux in Munich: saving … Continue reading

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M$ is a Dropout

IT has moved on and M$ has “dropped out”. They are the losers of the 21st century. Walmart is advertising tablets and naturally, if you select the lowest priced ones, you see nothing but Android/Linux on dozens of choices. Look … Continue reading

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