Monthly Archives: December 2011

Kindle Fire is no iPad

Ever since I bought an original Sony Reader, and then when I purchased an Amazon Kindle, and then again when speculation began about the screen size of the original iPad, I’ve been fascinated by the idea of a 7″ tablet. … Continue reading

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Why is Microsoft really doing ARM support?

ARM is all the rage these days. Microsoft has long participated in the ARM ecosystem via its Windows CE-based offerings. Recall that its first real success in the PDA space was with Compaq’s iPaq, which was based on Digital Equipment’s … Continue reading

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Update: Can Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 Ship in June 2012

A few weeks ago I explored how Microsoft could release Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 in June of 2012.¬† With yesterday’s announcement that Windows 8 Beta won’t begin until late February people are wondering about hitting 2012 at all, … Continue reading

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Will Windows 8 on ARM support Desktop Apps?

Paul Thurrott has thrown some fuel on the fire regarding Microsoft’s plans to allow Desktop (aka, existing) apps to run on the ARM-based Windows 8 tablets (and notebooks).¬† Basically he is reporting that one reliable source is telling him that … Continue reading

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Don’t they claim Linux is secure?

I’ve spent so many years hearing Linux fans claim it is totally secure that I just had to post this one. Duqu, the most sophisticated and mysterious¬†Trojan since Stuxnet (and perhaps related to it) compromised Linux servers to create its … Continue reading

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