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There Are “Others” and Then There Are “Others”…

“Others” is a convenient category to put things in when stuff you don’t care about happens. GNU/Linux is something I care about but not Gartner. They lump GNU/Linux in with all that other stuff that’s not from M$, Apple, or … Continue reading

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Intel Gross Margin At 64.5% — World, You’re Paying Too Much For IT

Intel had a good quarter. Sales were up. Margins were up. That means the world had a poor quarter, paying way to much for CPUs. Moore’s Law should increase margins somewhat, but what is the cause for rising revenues, then, … Continue reading

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Emerging Markets For IT Skip Desktop

While some extoll the virtues of the legacy desktop and notebook PCs, emerging markets are skipping that baggage and moving to lighter weight mobile computing. The next billion or so users of IT/Internet may well skip expensive to buy and … Continue reading

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China White-Box Tablet Competition

Not only is Wintel feeling the pressure in price/performance for ARMed tablets running FLOSS“Ex-factory pricing of a 7-inch white-box tablet is expected to drop to between US$30-40 in 2014 and every inch larger will add US$10 to the price range, … Continue reading

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Intel Hears Footsteps

When IBM insisted on alternative sources of supply for processors back in the day“Wistron and Inventec will begin ODM production of ARM-architecture servers for Hewlett-Packard (HP) in the second half of 2014, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.” this is … Continue reading

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Intel Desperately Struggles To Maintain Relevance Against ARM

Intel, despite Moore’s Law advantages, and serious price-cutting, still has difficulty competing against ARM.“Intel is currently offering its dual-core Atom Z2520 for 7-inch models and Atom 3735G for 8-inch ones, while MediaTek is mainly pushing solutions such as 8382 for … Continue reading

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Wintel Sinks Further

As expected, Intel has raised prices in an attempt to maintain profits as long as possible rather than trusting the market to yield them a reasonable living.“PC Client Group revenue of $7.9 billion, down 8 percent sequentially and down 1 … Continue reading

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Wintel: Oh, The Horror! Competition!

I don’t know whether or not it’s wishful thinking but rumours have it that “Microsoft plans to further decrease Windows 8.1 licensing rates for entry-level PCs priced below US$250 and tablets, from nearly US$50 currently to about US$15, according to … Continue reading

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Hating Microsoft With Good Reason

Hatred like any mind-set can be rational or irrational. We are right to hate the dog chewing on the kid. We take brisk action to deal with that evil. We are wrong to hate someone for something they can’t help … Continue reading

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Lenovo On The Move

Lenovo acquires Motorola Mobility…“Under the terms of the Acquisition Agreement, Lenovo will acquire the Business for total consideration of (i) $660 million in cash, subject to adjustments for working capital, deferred revenue and net debt, (ii) $750 million in ordinary … Continue reading

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Lenovo And IBM Go Another Round

In a manner similar to the sale of the PC business, IBM has agreed to sell the x86 server business to Lenovo. One detail that I think is important is that “Approximately 7,500 IBM employees around the world, including those … Continue reading

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The Price Of IT These Days

I am glad I have lived to see the day. Today, consumers are paying what IT costs plus a bit for the profit of designing, making, distributing, servicing and selling of the devices. Gone are the days when folks like … Continue reading

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