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Acer Returns To Profitability

Remember the netbook? It’s not dead. I noticed Acer has returned to profitability and thought I would check out its Aspire line… 29 models selling with GNU/Linux. 17 with that other OS. Hmmm… Maybe they’ve taken my advice and gloried … Continue reading

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Chromebooks Accelerate

“Acer has seen booming sales of Chromebooks, including government procurement orders for educational purposes in many countries, and therefore has asked supply chains to increase production to reduce supply shortages, according to company CEO Jason Chen, adding that global Chromebook … Continue reading

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Acer And Australia Are Loving FLOSS

Australia has been dragging its feet in adoption of FLOSS but that is changing.“Acer also revealed to ARN that it has also just picked up the contract for Victoria’s police force, providing 12,500 devices, including 1000 laptops. It already provides … Continue reading

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Chromebooks: The New Thin CLient?

I have long been an advocate of GNU/Linux thin clients for efficient IT.“Her complaints have come down to zero ever since she switched to Chromebooks. So something is working right for her. So what does she do? Most of her … Continue reading

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More Decay Of Wintel Seen In 2014

One of the key elements of the Wintel plan for monopoly for desktops, bundling the OS with every PC shipped is coming undone.“Scheduling delays and weakened consumer demand for notebook PC replacements are forcing leading PC brands—including Apple, ASUS, HP, … Continue reading

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Wintel Fragments

“Revenue in Devices & Consumer, which includes everything from consumer Windows licenses to Surface, Xbox and Bing, grew 13 percent to $11.91 billion.Though Windows revenue from manufacturers declined 3 percent, revenue from Surface — Microsoft launched the second generation of … Continue reading

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Acer Evolves

After being just another loyal soldier of Wintel, Acer intends to assert its own identity in future to give consumers what they want, not what M$ wants… “In the future, all of Acer’s businesses including desktop, notebook and tablet will … Continue reading

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Samsung And Everyone Else To Flood Markets With Tablets

Well, as remarkable as shipments of Android/Linux were in 2013, that was just a trickle compared to what’s in store for 2014. Now that the sharks have tasted blood a feeding frenzy of OEMs seeking out every last consumer on … Continue reading

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It’s a New Year For */Linux

January 1 of 2013, StatCounter showed */Linux as 2.06% (1.25% Android/Linux + 0.8% GNU/Linux + 0.01 ChromeOS/Linux) January 1 of 2014, it’s 4.9% (3.47% Android/Linux + 1.3% GNU/Linux + 0.13% ChromeOS/Linux) For the first time ever real damage was done … Continue reading

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Acer Rumour: R&D Guy To Run PC Sales Unit

That’s a switch. Instead of salesmen messing with the tech, the techies may actually produce what consumers want… Perhaps Acer could leave M$ in its wake of innovation. We shall see. “Acer reportedly is also looking to integrate its R&D … Continue reading

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Something I Missed In 2013, A GNU/Linux Notebook At NCIX

The only GNU/Linux boxes I thought were on NCIX’s site were some eeeBoxes from ASUS (no longer available), you know, a tiny desktop box. But, here, in all its glory is a 14″ notebook running GNU/Linux. It’s reasonably priced considering … Continue reading

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Small Cheap Computers Walmart Is Pushing

I received an ad from Walmart: Interesting features of the ad are that 3 of the 4 PCs being pushed are not that other OS, the “first” two (on the left) are ChromeBooks ($230 and $248), and the last of … Continue reading

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