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Maybe Intel Isn’t As Bad As I Thought

“Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has become the third top business leader to step down from President Trump’s manufacturing council on Monday. He follows the chiefs of Merck (MRK) and Under Armour (UA), who announced their decisions earlier Monday amid the fallout … Continue reading

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Supply And Demand In The Electronic Era

It’s interesting how the wave of adoption of one technology affects another. The old Wintel monopoly acted as if it was an island and a single monopoly controlled the world. Things are more complicated today. The main sign of life … Continue reading

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Evolution Of My Plan To ARM IT

The on-off-on status of the LeMaker Cello makes my original plan to replace my current energy-guzzler with that motherboard difficult to say the least. There isn’t a single ARMed motherboard on the market that matches my needs. In addition, I’ve … Continue reading

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11 Quarters of Global Legacy PC Decline

“In the U.S., PC shipments totaled 14 million units in the second quarter of 2017, a 5.7 percent decline from the second quarter of 2016 (see Table 2). The U.S. market declined due to weak consumer PC demand. The business … Continue reading

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Upgrading to Debian Stretch

I’ve done it. Our server and all but one of our clients have been dist-upgraded to Debian Stretch. The dist-upgrade went smoothly on all clients. The server was another matter. Oh, the dist-upgrade was smooth but web-applications were ripped by … Continue reading

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Debian 9 “Stretch” Released

I’ve had a couple of systems running it. Today I will convert my main machine. See https://twitter.com/debian

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SBCs

“Over the last year, LinuxGizmos has reported on dozens of new community backed, open spec, hacker- and developer-friendly single board computers that run Linux and Android. We’ve added these to a curated list of earlier boards to publish a catalog … Continue reading

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Armageddon, M$-style

“On May 12, hackers hit more than a hundred countries, exploiting a stolen N.S.A. tool that targeted vulnerabilities of Microsoft software. The attacks infected only machines running on Windows operative system. Among the victims are public administrative bodies such as … Continue reading

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RK 3399 And Linux

“This patch add basic node for the board and make it able to bringup. Peripheral works:- usb hub which connect to ehci controller;- UART2 debug- eMMC- PCIe Not work:- USB 3.0 HOST, type-C port- sdio, sd-card” See Linux-Kernel Archive: [PATCH v2 1/2] arm64: … Continue reading

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The Sad Case Of The Linux Foundation

“Tom King and I collared Jim Zemlin and I made mention to him that there was little to catch the Desktop user’s attention or interest within the gathering’s program and scheduling for the duration of the summit. Zemlin stood in … Continue reading

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Wishful Thinking Of Non-Free Software Makers

“Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, sent out a note this past week arguing that companies that “don’t jump on the open source bandwagon” risk being “left behind.” SAS’s PR team, by contrast, put out a report offering helpful guidelines: Make … Continue reading

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SSD

“Increase the speed, durability, and efficiency of your system for years to come with the Crucial MX300 SSD. Boot up in seconds and fly through the most demanding applications with an SSD that fuses the latest 3D NAND Flash technology … Continue reading

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