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October 9, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on The shocker that wasn’t: Intel CEO disses Windows 8

The shocker that wasn’t: Intel CEO disses Windows 8

It’s been reported — and Intel isn’t denying it — that Intel CEO Paul Otellini told his Taiwanese staff that Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system is being released before it’s fully ready. This is shocking only in that it suggests … Continue reading

September 18, 2012
by sjvn01
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Intel’s new Clover Trail chip will support Android & Linux

When the “news” came out that Intel wouldn’t be supporting Linux on its new Atom CPU, Clover Trail, I didn’t buy it. This next-generation Intel Atom processor was always meant primarily for Windows 8, but with its Intel’s x86 instruction … Continue reading

May 28, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Why WiDi wins and losses for your computer/TV connection

Why WiDi wins and losses for your computer/TV connection

When I first got started with personal computers, I often used a TV to show computer video. Well, to be more exact, I didn’t have any choice but to use a TV as a monitor to display CP/M-80 command line … Continue reading

February 23, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Intel distributes LibreOffice, can Microsoft be pleased?

Intel distributes LibreOffice, can Microsoft be pleased?

LibreOffice, the OpenOffice fork, is a very popular open-source office suite. But, while it has great support from Linux distributors, like openSUSE and Ubuntu, LibreOffice has never had a major corporate backer on the Windows side… until now. Intel is … Continue reading

September 14, 2011
by sjvn01
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Google and Intel Android pairing spells trouble for Microsoft

While all the attention was on Windows 8’s preview this week I wonder whether the real end-user operating news wasn’t happening elsewhere. To be exact, I think Google and Intel’s announcement that Android was coming to the Intel chip family … Continue reading