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 cover the shortfall indefinitely? Think again. This “slump” is not a slump but a falling off a cliff. Not only is Wintel not selling, but meanwhile world+dog is finding alternatives to Wintel computing solutions. Think tablets, smartphones, thin clients, ARMed thingies, */Linux thingies. Price/performance matters and devices without the weight, burden, price, cost of a licence to M$ and malware are winning in the market. Isn’t competition grand?
“Notebook vendors will wait till July before ramping up their orders in preparation for the back-to-school demand, a delay of about 60 days as compared to the usual practice in previous years, probably because the vendors are conservative about market demand or are waiting for sufficient supply of touch panels”
see Notebook vendors to defer shipments for 60 days, say Taiwan makers
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- 2015 - Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop
- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
- thin clients
My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.