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GNU/Linux Makes Another Move In Canada

This week has been phenomenal for GNU/Linux page-views on StatCounter. How about that, rising from ~1.8% to 2.58% in a week? A year ago, GNU/Linux was at 0.88%. I’ll take it… This level leaves USA behind and is quite competitive … Continue reading

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Three Worlds

In IT there are three worlds: old, established markets like USA locked into doing things the old way, old, established markets like Europe locked in but looking for a way forward, and new, emerging markets like India not locked in … Continue reading

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Mobile-only

Mobile-only users of the Internet are an interesting lot. Do they not have a legacy PC? Are they embarrassed to use a legacy PC? What’s the deal? Facebook keeps track of their users. 526 million accessed Facebook only by a … Continue reading

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IoT, Revolution In Personal Computing, or FLOSS Taking Over the World of IT

The “Perfect Storm” I predicted 7 years ago was just a gentle breeze compared to the current rate of change of IT in the world. “Chen is also optimistic about the Chromebook business as the device’s share in overall notebook … Continue reading

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The Writing Is On The Wall And The Correspondence

In the past year or so, some here have repeatedly claimed that M$’s OS is thriving and the only way to go.“the factors contributing to the decline in Windows PC operating system are addressed in various disclosures in our Segment … Continue reading

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Amazing Amazon.com

Amazon published some amazing statistics. Some that are relevant to this blog: “Nearly 60 percent of Amazon.com customers shopped using a mobile device this holiday. Mobile shopping accelerated as customers got later into the shopping season.” Top selling Computers: “Acer … Continue reading

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Smartphone Market Set To Mature In 2015

Shipments of smartphones in the past year grew quite a bit last year but a lot less than the year before.“Global smartphone shipments totaled 1.167 billion units in 2014, a year-on-year increase of 25.9%, with combined shipments of Chinese brands … Continue reading

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Android/Linux Is The New PacMan

As the map below shows, Android/Linux has overtaken desktop operating systems over much of the world, a huge swath through Asia and most of Africa. Along with skipping lock-in to Wintel, many folks are skipping copper and cable and satellite … Continue reading

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THE END

IDC’s predictions for IT in China are amazing. They refer to flexible IT and “open source” but not that other OS except as a burden…. “IDC forecasts that in 2015 more consumers will prefer products with more entertaining IT spirit … Continue reading

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2015 – Crippling Wintel

Wintel is at a huge disadvantage in 2015. All the things that locked the world into Wintel in decades past now are locking Wintel out: mobility, touch, Android/Linux the cool OS, OEMs ship the stuff, retailers stock it and consumers … Continue reading

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Mindshare

Asia seems to be a hotbed of smartphone adoption. A recent survey in Taiwan found a huge percentage“In the over-11 age group, 14.32 million people in Taiwan owned smartphones, tablet computers or both in the second half of the year, … Continue reading

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The Year Of The Small Cheap Tablet In UK

Chuckle. It must be a lot harder to sell a laptop/desktop legacy PC these days.“You can buy tablets for under £30, but for just over that (including shipping) you can get a 7” Quad Core device, and Amazon is now … Continue reading

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