Daily Archives: January 2, 2012

Wintel Fragments in Panic

One of the knocks the non-free software movement makes against GNU/Linux and FLOSS is that the effort is fragmented. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. M$ has umpteen versions of its OS. Intel to announce 40 new server … Continue reading

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4 Days to Eliminate Lock-in

The ultimate lock-in is having software in ROM on a particular device. MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) is a project to allow many thousands of arcade games embedded in old machines to run on modern PCs. To the extent that … Continue reading

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Solar Power at $1/Watt Opens Up the Rest of the World to Cheap IT

Solar power is no longer a dream. China is cranking out solar modules, huge solar panel assemblies and inverters to bring electrification to more of the world. This has important consequences for lighting, communication and IT. Now, even some of … Continue reading

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