35 Million Netbooks in 2009 =========================
From Daily TECH:
"The netbook category is the hottest computer category posting the largest growth numbers in all of the market. Many consumers are choosing netbooks because they offer a low price entry into computing. Some are buying netbooks not for the price, but for the portability that the machines offer."
ABI Research also stated that they expected 139 million Netbooks would ship by 2013
Like a Senator once said about the deficit, "A SSD GB here a SSD GB there, pretty soon it becomes Serious Storage...".
Well over in Vegas this Week, they had the Storage Visions Conference, where Samsung Electronics has introduced its latest solid state disk (SSD) offering a 100GB "green" hard drive that promises to cut energy costs by 75 percent over typical hard disk drives.
High-end HDDs run about $4 to $5 per gigabyte and SSDs are now about $50 to $60 per gigabyte. That's a price point more enterprises are willing to pay for SSD's faster response time over hard drives -- nearly 10 times greater -- The SSD, according to Samsung, uses 1.9 watts of power in active mode and 0.6 in idle compared to HDDs that need about 8 to 15 watts in active and one to two watts when in idle mode.The average data center consumes energy equivalent to 25,000 households and that total energy consumption in data centers doubled between 2000 and 2006 worldwide.
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Netbooks, Laptops, What's the Difference?AMD says: "Not Much...".
The Linux Community is such a helpful bunch that it eases the transition from an older Distribution to a newer one by having a Tips and Tricks (new installation- Guide) to smooth away the bumps and/or pitfalls.
I've been following this Post Install Help Guide since Fedora 6 (and before that the SuSE Linux version).
Just about any Popular Linux Distro has one (Thank heavens, and Thank Community).
What is a Post Install Help Guide, you ask?
The Distribution's Install only tells you so much, and only installs the basic software for General Use --
A One Size Fits Many Approach.
Tips and Tricks goes the Extra mile and tells you about other Repos (repositories--compressed programs tailored to a specific distribution).
Especially about Multimedia Programs that differ from the original distribution's choices.
Example: Most Distros include a generic Media Player calledTotem.
Totem is an OK media player (audio/video) with an easy and quick install.
A better choice, with much more versatility is My Favorite:VLC or Videolan.
In the early days, VLC was a bitch to install, with more than 30 dependencies (libraries) needed to fully run the program.
Nowadays, it's a Yum Snap if you have the right Repo, which Tips and Tricks always gives you.
Here's the command line that does the magic:
yum -y install vlc
So for the next few weeks I'll be tweaking Fedora 10 to My Preferences (old habits Are Hard to Break).
Wingman: With Linux, the World is New again.
===================================== Note: This Blog was created and posted with the New Fedora 10 =====================================
I'm as guilty as anyone else. MacWorld Expo came and went and we were left pondering,
"Where is the World is the Mac's NetBooK?".
We were looking for something between the iPhone and the Air, and it never showed...
Then today I read a story on The Register about Sun Microsystems entrenchment and acquisition of Tools to enpower Cloud Computing. And their move to join the ranks of Net Storage Poviders. The reduced need for a full-Bore OS, and Mega-Storage.
It was when I sent anemail to myselfabout this gathering of tools by Sun: Open Solaris, Java, MySQL, and New Cloud Software like Q-Layer and PyMonkey, (which reminded me a lot like Rocks Roll configuration program for their Simple Linux Cluster Creator), that something Edgar Allen Poe once said rang a bell.
The best way to hide something was to put it in plain sight.
I blinked and I saw Apple's NetBook. I was holding it in my hands and I had been using it for several months now.
It may be more of an Economic Statement than one would THINK.
But first a liitle Bad URL's sidetrack:
In Twitter, there is something called TinyURL, which means a URL Link that is shortened to fit limited space Twitter. The rest of ComputerDumb and I do Mean DUMB, doesn't know the Reasonableness of That Concept.
As a Bad Example, here's a LINK to a story about what MacWorld Expo should do without Apple as a Expo Exhibitor:
Linux came in a magazine called Linux Format (my favorite) and spoke about releasing the Creative Juices that are within us all. The Philosophy of Shakespeare's Plays came as an eBook download that was read on my iPod Touch, and it spoke about the hidden treasures in the Flizabethan Age.
And the Tournament of Roses came in a New Form, being broadcast in HD.