Daily Archives: May 29, 2013

Black Hole Boot

“Secure Boot” isn’t particularly secure but it does tend to make it harder to escape the Wintel monopoly. According to Matthew Garrett: “the Windows 8 setup environment doesn’t offer that reboot icon. Turn on a brand new Windows 8 system … Continue reading

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StatCounter Shows Huge Bump For GNU/Linux

We still don’t know the cause but the effect is consistent with an abrupt change in the mix of StatCounter’s “partners”. Perhaps some major Windows-centric site is no longer signed up. The result is a huge shift from ~1% to … Continue reading

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Glyn Moody Trashes Latest BSA-Study

“So what this all boils down to is that the fundamental premise of the latest BSA study – that licensed proprietary software is better in many ways than pirated copies – actually applies to open source software even more strongly, … Continue reading

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OEMs Respond To The Slump In Sales Of PCs By Slashing Orders For Parts

The pain of Wintel is moving down to the roots of the tree. Manufacturers are delaying orders for parts 60 days in a wait-and-see mode. They will not be paying M$ nearly as much for months. Think deferred revenue will … Continue reading

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