Monthly Archives: January 2013

Using The Power Of GNU/Linux is Childsplay

It’s pretty easy to set up a desktop system with most distros. I use Debian GNU/Linux because it has been around a while and has a huge repository of software. Let’s look at doing other kinds of things with your … Continue reading

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“RT” Shipments ~2million Sales to End-users ~400K

How the mighty art fallen. M$, one of the richest corporations on the planet brings out a flagship product with reception worse than Raspberry PI (~1million sold, pre-orders sold out in a day by a registered charity.)… see Windows RT … Continue reading

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Laws Don’t Control Firearms. They Barely Control People.

The shooting at the school in Newtown, CT may well have happened no matter what laws are on the books. Already there are reports that various nut-cases have been able to pass “background checks” simply because the databases are woefully … Continue reading

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Revolt of the Retailer

Want a laugh? Visit and look for a tablet PC… “$10 – $20 (1) $50 – $100 (14) $100 – $150 (19) $150 – $200 (15) $200 – $250 (4) $250 – $500 (34) $500 – $750 (33) $750 … Continue reading

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Syria – TIme To Act

“The conflict in Syria has reached "unprecedented levels of horror", peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has told the UN Security Council. The UN-Arab League envoy said Syria was being destroyed "bit by bit" with grave consequences for the wider region.” see … Continue reading

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M$ Wants an Exclusive Deal With Dell

Rumours are that M$ wants a piece of Dell and an exclusive deal… Don’t do it, Dell. Remember Nokia, and many others. An exclusive deal would tie you to a sinking ship. M$ is just going to use you as … Continue reading

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Sometimes Old Technology is the Best

From time to time revolutionary ideas emerge in technology that change everything and become indispensible. Think of wheels, axles and hammers. You can tweak the design a bit but the basic idea is still valid and important after thousands of … Continue reading

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Chrome OS Trumps “8”

According to SJVN and some OEMs, Chrome OS trumps “8” for several reasons: Chrome web browser is much more familiar than “8”‘s UI. Chrome Books are about half the price and that does matter to most of us. It costs … Continue reading

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Cringely Retires/Expands His Career/Moves On

“These are the good old days. And so it is time for me to move forward with my life and my so-called career. As a guy with three sons ages 10, 8, and 6, you see, my devil sperm has … Continue reading

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“8” Fails

Acer knows the PC business. Truer words were never spoken: “Windows 8 itself is still not successful. The whole market didn’t come back to growth after the Windows 8 launch, that’s a simple way to judge if it is successful … Continue reading

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Google Bets $Ï€ Million on Chrome OS

"We believe these larger rewards reflect the additional challenge involved with tackling the security defenses of Chrome OS, compared to traditional operating systems" see Google offers $3.14159 MILLION in prizes for hacking Chrome OS • The Register. That’s confidence! Google … Continue reading

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M$ Drives More To GNU/Linux and FLOSS

As I predicted ages ago, M$ is raising prices to the severely locked-in as their cash-cow shrinks. “Here’s the new Office 2013 and Office 365 packaging and pricing information that Microsoft has shared with partners to date. Office 365 Home … Continue reading

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