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Comment: Two years too late (Score 5, Insightful) 99

by BuypolarBear (#42527411) Attached to: OLPC To Sell 7-Inch XO Tablet In Wal-Mart

A few years ago when there weren't many choices in the market there was a lot of demand for them to release one of their devices as an inexpensive, low power computing device. That time has passed. Now days the market is flooded with cheap alternatives. They've waited too long, they're way too late. Unfortunately they don't stand a chance.

Comment: Virtualbox (Score 5, Informative) 361

by BuypolarBear (#41937315) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which Virtual Machine Software For a Beginner?

Virtualbox is pretty reliable and includes acceleration on 64 bit systems along with an extremely simple to use GUI and easy to install guest additions that allow your display to easily scale. It's the one thing from Oracle that I actually use and recommend to others. For your requirements, it's licensed under the GPL v2 and works on Windows, Linux, and Mac.

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+ - Behind the scenes: Why Nokia killed MeeGo->

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An anonymous reader writes "Press and users praised Nokia N9, the company's first MeeGo smartphone for sale. After only a few months, CEO Stephen Elop announced the end of MeeGo. Muropaketti reveals the reasons behind the scenes and the effect of the decision: wrong SoC with no support for 4G was one of the problems resulting eg. Nokia canceling their MeeGo tablet — even after Elop had praised it.

Also the article reveals that the MeeGo project was actually going to die by itself, not because of Elop. The major problems were there already and the bad decisions were made before the Elop-era. One big deal was competition: Symbian was bringing in money, Nokia's excecutives didn't want to kill a milking cow by providing a competitor in-house."

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+ - Lenovo takes top spot from HP as PC market slumps->

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angry tapir
angry tapir writes "Lenovo has taken the crown from Hewlett-Packard to become the world's top seller of PCs, research firm Gartner said in a study released this week. Lenovo took the top spot during a quarter in which PC shipments dropped overall due to a weak economy and pressure from mobile devices. Of the top four PC vendors, only Lenovo was able to grow its shipments. Its PC sales increased by almost 10 percent to 13.77 million units, giving it 15.7 percent of the market, Gartner said."
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