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GNU/Linux Is Still Cooking

“SAMSUNG HAS TAKEN A SHOT at Microsoft with the announcement that owners of its Galaxy smartphones will soon be able to run a full-fledged Linux operating system. At the launch of the Galaxy S8 earlier this year, Samsung first introduced DeX, … Continue reading

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Major OOPS With ARMed Devices

“On the ARM architecture, due to the split instruction and data caches, JIT engines have to clear the processor’s instruction cache to ensure that any freshly generated instructions are loaded and run. Mono’s engineers noticed that, when flushing 128-byte blocks from … Continue reading

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How The World Of IT Has Turned

“Samsung is advising customers against succumbing to Microsoft’s nagging and installing Windows 10. The consumer electronics giant’s support staff have admitted drivers for its PCs still don’t work with Microsoft’s newest operating system and told customers they should simply not make … Continue reading

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Finally, Google And OEMs Get Serious About  Patching Android/Linux

It’s not enough to have the most ubiquitous OS on the planet.“My guess is that this is the single largest software update the world has ever seen. Hundreds of millions of devices are going to be updated in the next … Continue reading

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OEMs Flee Low-margin PCs

IDC, writing of Europe, Middle East and Africa wrote:“Sony shipments declined in the region following the recent announcement of its exit from the PC market. Samsung closed the top 10 ranking in EMEA with another quarter of decline due to … Continue reading

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Android/Linux Overtakes XP on Weekends

The title says it all. Folks are using their Android/Linux smartphones a lot everywhere, even at work. Same with tablets. The personal computer has been redefined by consumers, employees, everyone but the sycophants of Wintel. The small cheap computers flooding … Continue reading

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A Billion Smartphones Sold In 2013 And No End In Sight

IDC: “While smartphone market growth remained strong in 2013, it should be noted that the era of double-digit annual growth has only a few years remaining.” This is the phenomenon of a lifetime. It makes the ramping up of that … Continue reading

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OMG! Android/Linux Is The Most Popular OS In India

The world should hear that the number one OS for page-views in India is now Android/Linux. Thanks Google, Samsung and all the others that helped this happen. India is being freed from monopoly by Free/Libre Open Source Software and ARMed … Continue reading

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IT Without Monopoly – It Works

“The worldwide smartphone market reached yet another milestone, having shipped one billion units in a single year for the first time. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 1,004.2 million … 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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It’s a New Year For */Linux

January 1 of 2013, StatCounter showed */Linux as 2.06% (1.25% Android/Linux + 0.8% GNU/Linux + 0.01 ChromeOS/Linux) January 1 of 2014, it’s 4.9% (3.47% Android/Linux + 1.3% GNU/Linux + 0.13% ChromeOS/Linux) For the first time ever real damage was done … Continue reading

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Woe For Wintel

The one valid argument Wintel has is that desktops/notebooks with “Intel Inside” and that other OS can do bigger tasks, as if most consumers actually had stuff to do… Check out these specs:“Galaxy J runs Android 4.3 and features a … Continue reading

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