Tag Archives: Apple

How The Mighty Art Fallen (Smartphones)

You can tell Android/Linux is a giant-killer by counting the number of giants killed: two, iOS from Apple and that other OS from M$ (three, if you count Nokia as an entity).“In the smartphone OS market, Android continued to increase … Continue reading

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There Are “Others” and Then There Are “Others”…

“Others” is a convenient category to put things in when stuff you don’t care about happens. GNU/Linux is something I care about but not Gartner. They lump GNU/Linux in with all that other stuff that’s not from M$, Apple, or … Continue reading

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Free Software Foundation On Apple

I don’t like Apple for a number of reasons:“Keep a tally of how many reviews you read today mention that Apple threatens anyone who dares attempt installing another operating system like Android on their Apple phone or watch with criminal … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Gains Half the Loss by M$ in Czech Republic

The breakout by GNU/Linux in the Czech Republic is demonstrated by the following graph. It shows the loss by M$ of desktop page-views since the beginning of 2013 versus the gains by MacOS and GNU/Linux. One can see that MacOS … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of Tablets

I haven’t had much in the way of statistics on tablets since the year-end stuff. This needs to be fixed… I visited StatCounter and asked for all of the CSVs of Tablet OS v Continent. After a lot of cutting … Continue reading

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Cambodia Is Rapidly Freeing Itself From Wintel

I was monkeying around on StatCounter today, when I discovered Canada/USA uses more IE browsers than Cambodia, a random Asian country. I had thought all of Asia was infected by XP, but no, it’s the small cheap computers running */Linux … Continue reading

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Small Cheap Computers Eat Legacy PCs For Lunch Any Way You Measure It

“Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2013, increasing their combined semiconductor demand by 17 per cent, according to Gartner, Inc. Samsung Electronics and Apple together consumed $53.7 billion of semiconductors in 2013, an increase of $7.7 … Continue reading

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Mysterious Disappearance Of PearOS

A distro with GUI resembling MacOS and known for distribution of multimedia codecs has suspended downloads. That could violated GPL licensing unless the new owners appear promptly.“Its future is now in hands of a company who wants to remain anonymous … Continue reading

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Wait A Minute, StatCounter

Aodhan Cullen of StatCounter: “The perception is that tablets are proliferating and replacing traditional PC and laptop machines so we developed our research platform to isolate tablet usage stats. In reality we found that tablet internet usage globally at less … Continue reading

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Digitimes Predicts Tablets Will Dominate PC Shipments In 2014

Digitimes predicts continued but slower growth for tablets in 2014: “Global tablet shipments are expected to reach 289 million units in 2014, up 23.6% on year. The growth, however, will be weaker than that for smartphones due to the fact … Continue reading

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22% U.S. School Districts Use Chromebooks

Children are the future and most of them are in schools using IT of some sort. “About 22% of the school districts in the U.S. are now using Google Chromebooks. That’s over 5,000 K-12 schools” see 22% U.S. School Districts … Continue reading

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Another Monopoly Bites The Dust

When Nathan Myhrvold wrote that monopolies in IT were “natural” and that it was natural that M$ have a monopoly in desktop OS, he was clueless. Two decades later people were saying that about Apple and tablets but “During the … Continue reading

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