Daily Archives: April 22, 2011

Canonical/Ubuntu Has Lost Its Way

Wow! Reading some rationales for Canonical’s shift to Unity, I found this gem in an article in Thinq: “other [Linux] distributions are not as focused on bringing a free desktop to market” Also revealed, Ubuntu does not intend to port … Continue reading

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Greenest IT Requires Thin Clients

A survey of business IT asked for top ideas for Green IT. In spite of clients PCs using far more energy than servers, thin clients were not in the list. Here are the kinds of numbers I see: Item 100 … Continue reading

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Oracle v World Starts in October 2011

The judge is insisting he wants the trial to be before November so he doesn’t have to retrain staff on the details of the Oracle v Google suit. I am looking forward to that trial as it could put software … Continue reading

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Applications Barrier

It’s been a long time coming but Google is sufficiently sure that the applications barrier to competing technology has been weakened by Web 2.0, cloud, etc. that it has prepared to introduce Chrome OS devices from Samsung and Acer shortly. … Continue reading

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Forecast for Tablets

iSuppli is forecasting that Apple will maintain its lead in sales of tablets for a couple of years thanks to an early start and tight supplies of components. Apple has made huge purchases of parts in advance and still could … Continue reading

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Toshiba’s New Tablet

Android 3 10.1 inch Tegra 2 ARM processor from Nvidia An app to control the TV… $750… That last bit makes it not a cheap computer but an interface to your Toshiba TV might make it interesting. Not much need … Continue reading

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