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Killing Tesla Slowly: Horse vs. Gas vs. Electric and 1 Foolish CEO

I watched in horror last week as Tesla's CEO Elon Musk attempted to turn a New York Times reporter into the next Ralph Nader and kill his company. It brought back memories of the Chevrolet Corvair that died as a result of GM's decision to fight what turned out to be false allegations instead of just...

OPINION

Dell Goes Private – Should Apple Follow?

I'm not asking the question, "Could Apple follow?" because the amount of cash that would need to be raised would be mind-boggling. Most thought that taking Dell private was impossible, and once you get past "impossible," degree doesn't make that much difference. With Apple stock down sharply, the op...

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Lenovo, Linux, and the Coming of the Chromebooks

However great the strides made by user-friendly distros such as Ubuntu and Mint in recent years, it seems fair to say that Linux has not yet enjoyed any sweeping successes on the desktop the way it has on the mobile side with Android. That, however, may be changing. Thanks once again to none other t...

‘Curious’ Hack Jailbreaks Windows RT

A security researcher has hacked Windows RT to allow it to run desktop applications by bypassing the OS' security systems. The jailbreaking isn't dangerous to users' systems, researcher C.L. Roker insists. "It cannot at this point be exploited without the user actually wanting it, so it's not dange...

Nvidia Rocks the Gaming Establishment

Nvidia came out Monday with a handful of announcements expanding its presence in the gaming world well beyond the graphics processing units for which it's best known. Taking the stage at CES 2013, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang introduced Project Shield, a prototype handheld gaming console with a high-de...

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Great Expectations for Linux in 2013

Well another holiday season has come and gone, leaving more than a few jangled nerves and expanded waistlines in its wake. Holiday pressures are bad enough by themselves, of course, but Canonical's splashy and yet profoundly confusing Wednesday announcement so soon afterward hasn't exactly helped. Y...

ANALYSIS

Top 5 Linux Predictions for 2013

As we consider a number of key trends in enterprise software and systems, it's clear how critical cloud computing is to the industry. The strong connection between Linux and cloud computing will continue to fuel Linux throughout 2013 with public clouds, private clouds, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS all contr...

OPINION

Samsung vs. Apple: Why Samsung Wins a Pyrrhic Victory

Last week was defined largely by two interesting stories. One had Apple bringing some manufacturing back to the U.S., and the other revolved around the outcome of the latest trial between Apple and Samsung. It shows you how hard it is to read a judge, though. I thought Judge Lucy Koh would likely ra...

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Linux in Lilliput

Well half a year has passed since Linux Girl last wrote about the invasion of the tiny, Linux-powered PCs, and she's delighted to report that the trend has shown no sign of slowing down. No indeed! "Tiny $57 PC is like the Raspberry Pi, but faster and fully open" is one headline that recently appear...

Otellini’s Departure Opens Door for Intel Outsiders

Intel CEO Paul Otellini will retire in May, ending an eight-year reign as the semiconductor industry undergoes a major market transition. Intel did not announce his successor, but said Otellini will oversee the upcoming six-month leadership transition. The company highlighted the bright spots in Ote...

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Linaro, ARM and the Road to Total Linux Domination

Well it seems like the dust may finally be settling here in the Linux blogosphere, and Linux Girl is fervently hoping for some long-overdue rest. We endured the launch of Rectangle with Rounded Corners 5; we patiently listened to the endless blaring fanfare surrounding Windows 8's debut. Is there no...

Xbox Gamers May Get a New 7-Inch Playing Surface

Microsoft is reportedly working on a 7-inch Xbox Surface gaming tablet. The 7-inch tablet has become a battleground of sorts lately, with Apple's iPad mini being the latest entrant. "We are seeing a shift in demand for 7-inch devices so it wouldn't be all that surprising," said Ryan Reith, program m...

ANALYSIS

AMD ARMs for Data Center Brawl

The success of ARM-based processors in mobile phones and tablets has had a tectonic effect across numerous IT markets, but one of their most intriguing opportunities is in data centers. It seems contradictory that a CPU architecture designed for power efficiency and lightweight applications would...

Surface Success May Hinge on Cool Covers

The Microsoft Surface tablet made its official debut on Thursday, and many are judging this tablet by its two magnetic keyboard cover options. The keyboards are one of the main components allowing the Surface to be positioned as much as a laptop as a tablet. They could allow the new Windows 8 machin...

Windows 8 Embarks on Perilous Journey

Some 1,000 people gathered in New York City to see the long-ballyhooed Windows 8 unveiling on Thursday, and countless others watched a live stream from the Microsoft website. "Windows 8 shatters perceptions of what a PC really is," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told the audience. "We've truly reimagin...

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