Monthly Archives: November 2012

OMG! I Have To Put Up With Politics And Taxes For Decades Longer

I hope this is not right. Life is getting harder all the time but the “death-clock” tells me I have to live for decades longer. Life just isn’t fair… Some people do strange things with GNU/Linux but they do make … Continue reading

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And the Survey of Personal Computing Says…

If web stats are unreliable, we’ll have to do a survey of some kind. Here’s one. Give it a try. Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool.

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India’s Aakash 2 In Production and It Looks Good

“A new government tender is expected by January 2013 for five million units, with "up to a million" units targeted by March, according to Datawind chief executive Suneet Tuli. Ministers may appoint multiple suppliers for this next order.” see BBC … Continue reading

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That Rumble You Hear Is The Latest Godson Chip From China

“The Godson-3B1500 has 1.14 billion transistors, with a lot of the extra ones coming from the doubling-up of the L3 cache memory to 8MB, shared across those eight cores. The Chinese chip runs the MIPS64 instruction set and is absolutely … Continue reading

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M$, Ask Not For Whom The Bell Tolls. It Tolls for You.

“A Wall St analyst performed an comparative report at the iconic mega-retail palace Mall of America, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He found that on on 23 November, shoppers at Apple’s store in the famous mall bought an average of 17.2 items … Continue reading

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Wintel Armageddon

Rumours are now confirmed. Intel plans to enter the hardware market in a big way and also to exclude others… “so the PC ends with a whimper, not a bang. Broadwell will be available in a ‘desktop’ variant as well … Continue reading

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Debian Edu – Interview: Angela Fuß

“Which strategy do you believe is the right one to use to get schools to use free software? I am really convinced that in our school project "IT-Zukunft Schule" we have developed (and keep developing) a great way to get … Continue reading

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Tablet PCs Overtaking Notebook PCs in Shipments

According to DisplaySearch, “As panel shipments are always the leading indicator for set shipments, it can be seen that tablet PCs are threatening to overtake notebooks. The notebook PC may need to move to the high end with ultra-slim form … Continue reading

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If GNOME 2.x Wasn’t Broken, Why Fix It?

SJVN:“GNOME developers have woken up and are offering a way for GNOME users to go back to a GNOME 2.x style interface.” see GNOME: Can this Linux desktop be saved?. I haven’t liked GNOME even before the 3.x fiasco. I … Continue reading

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Thin Clients Eating M$’s Lunch

“in its home country of Germany, according to the latest independent study from ICT market analysts, ama GmbH. In the survey of over 6,000 businesses with more than 50 people, thin clients accounted for 11% of desktops and 35% of … Continue reading

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Big Swing in PC Shipments in Malaysia

“According to IDC’s Asia/Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker, third quarter 2012 shipments of PCs in Malaysia dropped sharply compared to the second quarter – down to 634,000 units which is a decline of 29%. Despite support and end user incentives from … Continue reading

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Fallout From Migrations of Office Suite

“…moving from Microsoft Office to open source alternatives like OpenOffice is normal, the expected, the non-newsworthy common occurrence.  It is “dog bites man”.  Moving in the opposite direction, from free software to proprietary is newsworthy because it is so rare.  … Continue reading

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