Monthly Archives: December 2012

European Governments and FLOSS

Joinup has a couple of articles linked below which describe positive and negative forces affecting adoption of FLOSS in four European countries: UK, France, Spain and Germany. A major driver is cost, “There are administrations that are saving 65 percent … Continue reading

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Huge Drop in Wintel Unit-Sales

“According to NPD, stores in the United States sold 13 percent fewer Windows devices from late October, when Windows 8 made its debut, through the first week in December, than in the same period last year.” see Tepid Sales of … Continue reading

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“8” Implodes

A guy walks into a store to look at the “8” machines on display and sees they all are grinding on a failed update… Chuckle. M$ spends so much on their advertising and yet they do this. Amazing. see story … Continue reading

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ARM at 14nm FinFET Imminent

This is amazing news. 14 nm is just a few atoms of width… At this level power-consumption is almost not an issue and devices will soon be able to run on body-heat, photovoltaic power or shaking. “Samsung indicated that as … Continue reading

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Greece Specifies Open Hardware but Wants M$’s Software Despite Dire Financial Straits

“The ministry published a request for tender in November, seeking suppliers of 26,400 laptops, 1760 servers and 1760 wifi access routers. The value of the contract is set at just over 15 million euro. The purchase will be partly financed … Continue reading

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Inspiration

The Linux Foundation has a new video about the inspiration that is Linux. Some of the advances associated with Linux: software freedom, the Internet, changing civilization, and clarity and beauty in IT. Amen.

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Piers Morgen on CNN about NRA

Piers Morgan seems incapable of listening to people who do not share his vies that “assault rifles” should be banned. This evening, he shouted down a guy who claimed homicides rose after private ownership of handguns was banned in the … Continue reading

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M$’s Phoney OS Races to the Bottom

“Microsoft will only ship as many Windows Phone units by 2017 as Apple will ship in 2012.” see Report: Windows Phone to See Industry Leading Growth Through 2017 | Mobile Marketing Watch. HAHAHA! Despite spending hundreds of $millions on advertising … Continue reading

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Apple v Samsung – Nuclear Fallout

GROKLAW: “Yes, this should affect damages. It should affect whether Samsung ultimately gets a new trial, in that damages were decided only as a total, product by product but not broken down patent by patent. How do they decide how … Continue reading

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Steam Gaming Also Available on That Other OS

Isn’t this refreshing? I as a GNU/Linux user can now click on “Download” and get a Debian package for Steam’s gaming platform: Not that I’m a gamer but this is what happened when I tried to install it: dpkg -i … Continue reading

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Linux Taking over the world

Check out Google’s trends: That other OS Linux That other OS does seem to have play in impoverished third world countries but Linux has several huge countries and major players in IT in the top 10 regions. It’s interesting to … Continue reading

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2013 Will Be ARMageddon on the Desktop: Nvidia’s next Tegra Chip

“being a powerful SoC best suited for high-end tablets, but also a good fit for small, inexpensive ARM-based laptops or desktops.” see All we know about Nvidia’s next-generation Tegra chip | Ars Technica. There it is. While current ARM processors … Continue reading

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