Saturday, April 6, 2013

News Roundup

News this week is sparse and not easy to categorize so I'm putting it in one posting [dividing it by sections]. Part of it is anticipation... the next 2 weeks should bring various earnings reports and market share reports. I'm expecting grim news for Microsoft... not sure about the rest of the world.

I will put Microsoft News in a separate post as there is a lot of it.


AMD offers open-source Linux driver for hardware video decoding

Dell makes yet another move toward Linux:
Alienware X51 Ubuntu Linux compact gaming PC unveiled

A MacOS look-a-like Ubuntu-derived Linux distribution:
Pear Linux » Pear OS 7 available to download

How to Set Up Your Own Private Cloud Storage Service in Five Minutes with OwnCloud


Facebook Home for Android officially announced, ready to take over the screen

The App Economy Is In Rude Health, Says Flurry, But Mobile Browsers Are Being Squeezed By Facebook

Why Windows fragmentation will blow Windows to smithereens (cough)

Google Reader

Contains an interesting survey, at the time of this writing more than 60% said that because of Readers death, they were either considering leaving Google altogether or avoiding new Google services. I very much am in the avoiding new services camp, though that applies to the cloud in general, not just Google.

Web Browser




Attention app developers: adds app data folders [like Dropbox].


ARM 64-bit chips seem to be on track, latest date reported is for availability in very early 2014.


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