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OEMs Adapt To The Decline In The Market For PCs

Rather than just being another cog in Wintel’s wheel, Lenovo is thinking for itself and diversifying, giving customers what they want.“Regarding tablets, we will cooperate with more solution vendors to embed more application software such as meal ordering systems into … 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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Service

Pigs do fly if you throw them hard enough… That’s what M$ is attempting with its next release.“With Windows 10, we think of the operating system as ‘Windows as a service’,"…In next few years, you could think of Windows as … Continue reading

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Given The Choice, Consumers Prefer GNU/Linux

SJVN summarizes the Christmas rush for consumer IT in legacy PCs… “Both companies offered close-to-identical Chromebook and Windows 8.1 models at the same price points, but buyers chose the Chromebooks.” We need that choice everywhere to make the world of … 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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M$ Continues To Lose The Web

Not only are existing users of M$’s web servers annoyed by price/performance, “Microsoft’s decline seems far less dramatic when looking at the number of web-facing computers that use its server software. A net loss of 6,200 computers this month resulted … Continue reading

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Nope. Munich Never Happened. – Deny, Deny, and Deny Some More

“Which brings me to Linux, and whether it is a viable alternative to a new Windows OS. It isn’t. The same arguments I have put forward for needing to migrate Windows-based applications to a VDI platform hold true for Linux. … Continue reading

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Oh Oh, Zero Day Now Really Means Zero Day…

One of the things I hated about M$ even when their software more or less worked“Microsoft is "evolving" is Advance Notification Service in a way that will make its advance security update information available only to customers with paid Premier … 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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That Other OS Is Such A Kluge 90 Days Wasn’t Enough Time To Fix A Critical Vulnerability

With $billions in the bank, you’d think M$ could fix anything over a weekend but no, 90 days after being informed of a serious vulnerability“Google has made public the details of a security vulnerability in Windows 8.1 a mere 90 … Continue reading

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Sinofsky, The Creator Of That Other OS, Sees The Light

It’s amusing reading some of the trolls here expounding on the superiority of that other OS and deriding GNU/Linux or Android/Linux for whatever imaginary sins lie there.“My personal view is that there is no longer an ability to add more speed-bumps … Continue reading

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Come On! The Year Of GNU/Linux On The Desktop Was Ages Ago. Now We’re Mopping Up.

M$ liked to brag that after the long march bringing forth a new release, mopping up was the most fun.“Chromebook shipments to U.S. schools leapfrogged iPad shipments in the third quarter and are nearing 50 percent of the educational market.” … Continue reading

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