Tag Archives: tablets

Innuendo, From Me, Just Like Trump

“Pressed to explain why his company went with Microsoft over Apple, a Delta spokesman said it boiled down to choosing a device that could be easily integrated into Delta’s existing information technology structure, which runs on Microsoft Windows.” See Why Delta … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

ARM Leaps Into The Future

“Cambridge, UK, May 18, 2016 – ARM today announced the first multicore, 64-bit ARM®v8-A processor test chip based on TSMC’s 10FinFET process technology. Simulation benchmarks show impressive power and efficiency gains relative to TSMC’s 16FinFET+ process technology, which is currently … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , | 17 Comments

More Progress To GNU/Linux On ARM In 2016

“The Aquaris M10 is equipped with a 64-bit, quad-core, Cortex-A53 MediaTek MT8163A system-on-chip clocked to 1.5GHz, along with a high-powered ARM Mali-T720 MP2 GPU. The tablet ships with 2GB of RAM, 16GB flash, and a microSD slot.” See Ubuntu “convergence” brings … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 85 Comments

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

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 309 Comments

The Legacy PC Has Peaked And Is Not Lifted By The Tide Of Small Cheap Computers

IDC’s latest predictions and summary of the personal computing market suggests“As the Smart Connected Device market matures, and emerging markets drive more of the growth, the percentage of the market made up of phablets plus regular smartphones is expected to … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Tablets Are Doing Well

Oh, the poor desktop PC. First, the notebook overtook them in units sold. Then the smartphone did the same. Now it’s the tablet’s turn…“The worldwide tablet grew 11.0% year over year in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14) with shipments … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Gartner On Personal IT – 2013 to 2015

According to Gartner, the legacy PC shows little or no growth compared to tablets and smartphones. That makes sense: the legacy PC is too expensive, noisy and it’s hard to maintain, those small cheap computers allow most folks to do … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

John C. Dvorak, Educational Luddite

The Luddites were folks who tried to destroy new technology threatening their old ways of doing things.“When tech enters the classroom, the usual result is money squandered. This was obviously the case with PLATO and it is quite apparent today … Continue reading

Posted in Linux in Education, Teaching, technology | Tagged , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Yes, Virginia, Smartphones Are Real PCs

One line the trolls use to try to restrain or to demean the idea of the smartphone and other small cheap computers being the “new PC” is that to do real work one needs a hair-drying big expensive piece of … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Photovoltaic Panels Reach New Low Price

In emerging markets like Africa, IT is sometimes available before electrical utilities. In such cases, silicon solar panels serve to run battery-chargers to keep the small cheap computers, lamps and networking devices running. Only a year ago, prices were ~$1 … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment