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The War Between M$ And OEMs Heats Up

I wrote earlier about M$’s tablet. It’s bigger than I thought. Not only is M$ losing money on its tablet and being ignored by consumers.“the Surface Pro 3 delivers no killer punch to either Cupertino or Mountain View.Worse, it’s a … Continue reading

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Tablet PC Market Has Matured

The tablet PC was a technology waiting to happen a few years ago. It took off in the market and for a while suppliers and retailers could barely keep up with the demand.“tablet PC display shipments are expected to reach … Continue reading

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For $163 OEMs Can Have An 8-core ARMed CPU

According to Digitimes, that’s the going price of 8 cores of ARM.“The 8-core CPUs have been in volume production for over six months, with prices of 8-core smartphone now falling under CNY1,000 (US$163), and therefore the adoption of 8-core chips … Continue reading

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White-box Tablet Shipments Approach 100 Million Per Annum

Those small cheap computers are keeping the big guys honest.“There were 20.4 million white-box tablets shipped globally in the first quarter of 2014, decreasing by 27.4% on quarter and by 2.4% on year, according to Digitimes Research. … Of the … Continue reading

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Intel Desperately Struggles To Maintain Relevance Against ARM

Intel, despite Moore’s Law advantages, and serious price-cutting, still has difficulty competing against ARM.“Intel is currently offering its dual-core Atom Z2520 for 7-inch models and Atom 3735G for 8-inch ones, while MediaTek is mainly pushing solutions such as 8382 for … 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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The Strange Case of Tablets

I haven’t had much in the way of statistics on tablets since the year-end stuff. This needs to be fixed… I visited StatCounter and asked for all of the CSVs of Tablet OS v Continent. After a lot of cutting … Continue reading

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Happiness In USA – 2013

A lot of people opened their Christmas presents early in USA it seems and they were loaded with */Linux. Every */Linux OS increased share dramatically in a single month. Every */Linux OS had highest usage on Christmas Day.

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New Dell

Now that Dell is no longer a public corporation, is its attitude to FLOSS different? I poke around. The problems I used to have were an overly segmented website making it difficult to find the GNU/Linux PCs. That no longer … Continue reading

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Mobile */Linux

Of course, */Linux is on the move everywhere but the latest triumph is mobile computing. China and India typify emerging markets where many are buying IT for the first time and the affordability, mobility and functionality of small cheap computers … Continue reading

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FLOSS Inspires Diversification In Hardware For Small Cheap Computers

Never has IT been more diverse. All kinds of units are shipping today with single, dual, quad and penta 32bit cores, but soon 64bit cores will be everywhere and there will be a few octal cored chips. It took Intel … Continue reading

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Monopoly of Client PC Market Died in 2013

I hate to beat an old drum but, according to Canalys, “The worldwide client PC market grew 18% in Q3 2013, despite desktop and notebook shipments continuing to decline. Tablet PC shipments accounted for 40% of PC shipments in Q3 … Continue reading

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