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Good Karma

Karma: “Good intent and good deed contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deed contribute to bad karma and future suffering.” It’s not often one hears a CEO of a huge global corporation suggest that … Continue reading

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M$ Has No Hope To Compete Against Small Cheap Computers

As the small cheap computer grows in numbers and capability, M$’s monopoly on IT is on its last leg.“Microsoft called off its plan to mass-produce and launch the Surface Mini tablet back in May. According to the report, the decision … Continue reading

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Legacy PCs Being Squeezed Out By Smartphones

I think IDC has finally accepted reality, that smartphones are displacing the legacy PC for much of IT. “The PC will be the new accessory to mobile as smartphones become the first and primary computing device for many. IDC expects … Continue reading

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Government of China Bursts M$’s Patent-bubble

M$ has been taxing Android/Linux distributors by threatening legal suits over software patents. “A list of hundreds of patents that Microsoft believes entitle it to royalties over Android phones, and perhaps smartphones in general, has been published on a Chinese … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice: Smartphones

I laugh when trolls who come here seriously claim, “You get what you pay for”, implying that FLOSS is a broken model and that PCs running FLOSS are somehow second rate.“Android will undoubtedly remain the clear market leader among smartphone … Continue reading

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Guy Installs A Bunch Of Distros, Including Debian GNU/Linux And Everything Works

Every now and then I still read on the web that hardware compatibility is a problem for GNU/Linux. It isn’t. The Linux kernel knows just about every piece of hardware consumers are to find on retail shelves.“When I decided to … Continue reading

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Weekend Apocalypse in Ethiopia

While the share of page-views from Ethiopia that StatCounter sees for GNU/Linux has been impressive lately, take a look at the peaks: Date Share of Desktop Page-views Saturday, 2014-04-19 28.95% Sunday, 2014-04-27 32.74% Saturday, 2014-05-03 32.65% Both the magnitude and … Continue reading

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OEMs Ramp Up Chromebooks

I have long recommended schools and others adopt small cheap computers for a number of reasons:“Lenovo isn’t the only company with Chromebook news today. Intel and a slew of hardware manufacturers announced a lineup of new Chrome devices today at … Continue reading

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Sam Varghese Rants On GNOME; So Do I

Change for the sake of change has fired up Sam again…“The GNOME project is almost 17 years old. When will we see some signs of maturity, some signs of stability? It shows that the people at GNOME just want change. … Continue reading

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March Of The Tablets

It is always interesting to see how IT goes when M$ is scarcely involved. Tablets are an example.“There will be 61.42 million tablets shipped globally in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 4.9% on quarter and 30.9% on year, according … Continue reading

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FAQs Of GNU/Linux Life

I was searching for news of Acer’s deal with the Victoria police in Australia Windows Users Firefox 0.9 or newer (Firefox is recommended for best performance) Mozilla 1.4 or newer Internet Explorer 5.5 or newer Apple Users Firefox 0.9 or … Continue reading

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China White-Box Tablet Competition

Not only is Wintel feeling the pressure in price/performance for ARMed tablets running FLOSS“Ex-factory pricing of a 7-inch white-box tablet is expected to drop to between US$30-40 in 2014 and every inch larger will add US$10 to the price range, … Continue reading

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