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Finally. HP Delivers On The Promise of ARM Architecture On Servers

“Combining HP Moonshot innovations with the breakthrough capabilities of ARM® v8-A 64-bit architecture enables optimal compute with maximum memory and I/O throughput for web caching. The new HP ProLiant m400 servers, based on the X-GeneTM Server on a ChipTM from … Continue reading

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It’s Been A Long Time Coming But Competition Returns To The Market For PCs

It was just a few years ago that M$ could tell OEMs what to do if they wanted to sell a PC and that included bundling M$’s OS with (almost) every PC shipped on the planet.“Microsoft operating chief Kevin Turner … Continue reading

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Another Blow To Wintel: UK Retail Shelf-space

Recently, “Fed up with Windows? Had enough of Apple? Grab yourself a slice of history with this HP laptop. The first manufacturer installed Ubuntu machine available from a UK retailer.” consumers in UK have been offered GNU/Linux by eBuyer on … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux-only, What a concept!

HP is producing powerful servers for which they don’t support that other OS… “Only Linux distributions are supported: Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora, and Ubuntu. No Windows.” Chuckle. Is it the EULA? Is the fact that efficient operators don’t want to … Continue reading

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Lenovo Bought IBM’s x86 Servery Just In Time For HP’s Suicide

“Hewlett-Packard’s policy of clamping down on third-party and budget server support has swung into effect. According to a message sent to HP Proliant customers and seen by The Reg: Starting February 2014, an active warranty or contract is required to … Continue reading

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It Pays To Sell GNU/Linux

For years I have watched the web-stats for GNU/Linux languish in Mexico. No longer. In the summer of 2013, retailers, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer and Canonical got together in Mexico and sold PCs. It does pay to have actual salespeople … Continue reading

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Opening The Valve To High-volume GNU/Linux PC-Production On A Global Scale

OK, gaming’s a niche in IT, a place where teenagers and young men work out their frustrations with the real world… but it has long been one of the few places GNU/Linux has not thrived: gaming, business, and retail shelves. … Continue reading

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Oops! HP Shoots Other Foot!

HP suffered some setbacks a year or two ago as a result of shipping some client devices the world was not ready to embrace. Now they are taking a big mis-step with servers. They are restricting firmware patches to paying … Continue reading

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HP Perfects the All-in-One PC And It Runs Android/Linux

Need a 21-inch monitor? How about a PC bundled with that including Android/Linux for $400? “The screen is the Slate 21’s strong-point. A 21.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 IPS LCD affair, it’s bright enough for indoor use. It’s sharp, colourful and … 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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Workstation Computers From HP

This is kind of a different sentiment from some OEMs we know… “It’s nice to have choices All HP Workstations can support a variety of operating systems. HP engineers work extensively with Windows® and Linux operating system providers to verify … Continue reading

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Ubuntu GNU/Linux Selling in 2500 Chinese Stores

Not only did Dell ramp up the number of its stores selling Ubuntu GNU/Linux but HP “began stocking two new Ubuntu laptops in over 1,500 of its Chinese stores as of September 16th.” see HP to Stock Ubuntu Laptops in … Continue reading

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