Daily Archives: August 22, 2012

Notebooks Took A Decade To Reach The Top. Tablet PCs Took Two Years.

The pace of the evolution of technology in IT keeps accelerating. The first notebook PCs I saw had lead-acid batteries, were thick and heavy and cost a premium over desktop PCs. It took more than a decade for notebooks to … Continue reading

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Gmail About to Become #1 in Europe

According to comScore: “Hotmail, recently renamed Outlook.com, ranked as the top web-based email provider in Europe with 108.2 million visitors (up 1 percent vs. year ago) for an average of 1.9 hours per user during the month. Google’s Gmail ranked … Continue reading

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The Stark Unreality of Retail GNU/Linux in USA

Check out Walmart.com. Look for “linux” in Books – 104 results (YAY!) “ubuntu” in Books – 25 results (YAY!) “linux” in Computers – 2 results , online only pickup in stores a few days after ordering (BOOO!) “ubuntu” in Computers … Continue reading

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