Daily Archives: June 13, 2013

There Are Reasons M$ Is Losing The Web, Besides The Horrific Costs

There are reasons M$ is losing the web: cost, complexity and vulnerability. Who needs those, particularly for new sites/services? A rising star of web-hosting, DigitalOcean has very few if any Windows clients. “Microsoft Windows is conspicuous by its absence; DigitalOcean … Continue reading

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A Really Small Cheap Computer

I remember the pre-ATX days. Boxes weighed a tonne, were filled with air, steel and panels on two or three axes and discrete components glued it all together. Now, a working box need be no larger than a “thumb” drive… … Continue reading

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Another Chink In The Wall Of Software Patents

“On Friday the 7th of June the German Parliament decided upon a joint motion to limit software patents (see English translation by BIKT). The Parliament urges the German Government to take steps to limit the granting of patents on computer … Continue reading

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Red Hat Gets It – We Don’t Need/Want Futuristic Desktops

RedHat, which supplies tons of GNU/Linux desktops, intends to keep the classical model. Obviously, RedHat’s customers are doing a lot of work on large-screen monitors and find the classical desktop works well. “The engineering director for Red Hat Enterprise Linux … Continue reading

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Hardware Wars

It’s easy to concentrate on the software wars with all the dirty tactics M$ uses but the actual manufacturers of hardware on which that software runs are in a pickle. According to Digitimes,“ODMs mostly still see their gross margins stay … Continue reading

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