Daily Archives: March 19, 2013

SCOTUS Punches Big Hole In Wintel

“The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 opinion issued Tuesday, struck down a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruling that could have outlawed the resale of large numbers of products made outside the U.S., including books, CDs, DVDs … Continue reading

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OEMs Flee to No OS. Even M$ Flees “8”

“Due to Windows 8 havomg failed to boost consumer demand as expected and notebook prices are seeing difficulties to drop further, some first-tier notebook vendors have decided to increase their supplies for models without an OS to push their shipment … Continue reading

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RAWDOG To The Rescue

Faced with the eventual loss of Google Reader, I searched for readers. A reader sent me a list of readers. One was rawdog, which I had used before but forgotten. Rawdog to the rescue. Starting with the XML file Google … Continue reading

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You Can Now Avoid M$’s Tax At Best Buy

For years all you could buy at Best Buy was Wintel for personal computing. Now, there’s Android/Linux and Chrome OS, both Linux operating systems and owing nothing to M$. “The company is now doubling the number of stores selling the … Continue reading

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UK Department Saves Big Using FLOSS

“Developing the new intranet cost £15k. The monthly hosting, support and iterative development cost is in the hundreds of pounds per month, less than a tenth of the monthly hosting cost of the intranet it replaces.” see Intranets: DCMS doing … Continue reading

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Swiss Parliament Asleep

Despite the obvious advantage of a government being able to serve all its citizens regardless of operating system or browser in use, the Swiss parliament narrowly rejected a motion to require open standards in IT facing the public. “The motion … Continue reading

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