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Is the CHIP nine-dollar computer an IT game-changer?

Computers are too expensive.

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Confessions of an OS X “Mac laggard”

Although, Windows teaches us that laggardness is relative.

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Microsoft launches MacBook to Surface Pro 3 Switcher site

Please, ignore the warning signs on the door.

Parallels Desktop 10 comes with Yosemite integration

Parallels continues to make Windows more useful than Windows actually is.

Is the Mac really invading the enterprise sector?

A survey indicates the iPad holds 90-plus percent of the enterprise tablet market, but others contend it’s not just the iOS making inroads in corporate IT these days. Should Microsoft be worried?

Bill Gates on the iPad: “A lot of those users are frustrated” – but we keep buying iPads

Mr. Gates is right that an awful lot of production and content creation oriented iPad users are frustrated with the iPad’s limitations and angularities—the lameness of its select/cut/paste/copy editing functions, the lack of a user accessible file system and multitasking worthy of the name (ie: with side-by-side page views), no partial screen screenshots, no standard USB port and so forth. However…

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Why the iPad’s 3-year enterprise tablet dominance is on the bubble

A new breed of Windows 8 tablets take the best of the iPad’s consumer-friendly elements and adds the enterprise features IT wants in their next generation, providing the best of both worlds for both end users and IT departments. If Apple wants to stay on top, they’ll need to make some long-needed changes.

OS and browser market shares for December 2012

NetMarketShare’s desktop Operating System Market Share metrics for December 2012 show Windows’ overall market share gaining a quarter point, with OS X and Linux logging modest share losses on the month. Over in the mobile/tablet category, the iOS lost a point in December, despite the successful iPad mini and 4th Generation iPad releases, and iPhone 5 shipment volumes picking up.

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OS and browser market shares for November 2012

NetMarketShare’s desktop Operating System Market Share metrics for November 2012 show Windows’ overall market share dropping a fifth of a point despite the Windows 8 launch, with both OS X and Linux logging modest share gains on the month. Over in the Mobile/Tablet category, the iOS gained more than a point in November, presumably on the strength of the successful iPad mini and 4th Generation iPad releases, and iPhone 5 shipment volumes picking up.

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Will OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard become Apple’s Windows XP?

While one in four Macs now runs OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion, indications are that OS X Snow Leopard, which originally shipped in August, 2009, may be becoming the Mac platform’s equivalent of Microsoft’s Windows XP. Originally released in 2001, Windows XP sees some 40% of Windows users stubbornly refusing to upgrade to subsequent releases of Windows Vista, Windows 7, and now Windows 8.

OS and browser market shares for October 2012

NetMarketShare’s desktop Operating System Market Share metrics for October 2012 show another basicly sideways month in terms of market share, with Windows dropping infinitesimally, the Mac stayng exactly the same as in September at 7.16%, and Linux edging up ever so slightly.

Dissecting Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s take on Windows 8

In his personal blog, Microsoft founding co-partner Paul Allen has posted a thoroughgoing analysis of Windows 8, which he says represents a significant evolutionary milestone in Windows development. However, he concedes he has encountered some “puzzling aspects of Windows 8,” and notes that the “bimodal user experience” can introduce confusion.