Daily Archives: September 14, 2011

IDC: PC Industry Has Struggled to Come Up With Compelling Features to Keep Buyer Interest

2Q 2011 saw shipments of 107 million smart phones and 13.5 million tablets. I would call that “compelling”, but IDC does not count them as “PCs”. Therefor, while consumers are clamoring for more, better and cheaper smart thingies, IDC sees … Continue reading

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Office 364 – M$ Charged with False Advertising

The Advertising Standards Agency is investigating M$’s claims of 99.9% availability in advertising. Typically, one can get uptime like that with GNU/Linux on a single machine. With a cluster 99.9% should be trivial but not when you are using that … Continue reading

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Compal Electronics – Canary in the Coalmine?

Compal Electronics is a huge manufacturer of electronics in Taiwan but with factories around the world. They make notebooks for many of the big players of IT like Acer, HP, and Dell. Their monthly sales figures and projections are in … Continue reading

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