Daily Archives: February 21, 2013

Wistron Chairman Gets It

According to Digitimes, Simon Lin held forth:“In the past 10 years, the development of the PC industry has had very weak progress because PC players have relied only on Wintel, failing to create their own value. Apple’s products have already … Continue reading

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Tablets Grow. Legacy PCs decline. Tablets Poised To Overtake PCs.

“According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Smart Connected Device Tracker, vendors shipped 367.7 million desktop PCs, portable PCs, tablets, and smartphones – a collective view IDC refers to as "Smart Connected Devices" – in the fourth quarter … Continue reading

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M$ Milks The Cash-Cow Dry -or- Consultant Recommends Migration to GNU/Linux

“Rather than pay Microsoft for custom support in 2014 and beyond, Silver advised enterprises to spend money this year to migrate as many XP systems as possible to a supported operating system. Failing that, IT administrators should consider bringing all … Continue reading

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Ancient Rifles Still Do The Job

Recently, a young man acquired a refurbished Mosin-Nagant rifle. When challenged why such an antique was desirable he mentioned: collecting/nostalgia, target-shooting, and hunting. The old clunker can do that. Despite it’s ancient heritage with European, US and Russian influences, and … Continue reading

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Being Able To Use Your Hardware Your Way

Of the many PCs in my home, two were annoying. They ran Ubuntu GNU/Linux and had different windowing and performance than my Debian GNU/Linux systems. I changed the window manager but the performance was still lacking. In short order I … Continue reading

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