Daily Archives: March 22, 2011

Is Thin In?

Apple’s tablet is thin but Samsung has now produced a thinner one. They cheated a bit, by making the screen a bit smaller, 8.9 inches. I don’t quite understand thin. Too much thin makes such a device harder to pick … Continue reading

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ARM is HUGE and Growing Rapidly

From Digitimes: “There were as many as 6.1 billion ARM-licensed chips shipped globally in 2010, hiking from 2009 by 55% which was much higher than the 30% industry average, Lu pointed out. Of the chips, 62% were used in mobile … Continue reading

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Applications

Too often I read that one cannot possibly move to GNU/Linux because there are certain applications that do not run on GNU/Linux. While there may be some truth to that it is overblown. A study reveals that “Some 60 percent … Continue reading

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Micro or Macro Servers?

Kevin Fogarty pooh-poohs the recent moves to fill racks with hundreds of tiny servers instead of virtual machines running in ever larger brute-force servers. Indeed, these are two ways of doing the same things, adding cores/processes to the rack getting … Continue reading

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Smartphones Set To Displace PCs

There were almost as many smartphones as PCs produced in 2010 and the rate of growth suggests this year more smartphones will be produced than PCs. Probably smartphone production exceeded notebook production in 2010. Smartphones in use are expected to … Continue reading

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It Gets Worse

Several critical suppliers of silicon wafers and printed circuit board materials in Japan have gone offline and 20% of the world’s production may be affected. At a time when PC sales have been increasing and smart thingy production have been … Continue reading

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