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From: neolib3/20/2012 12:53:10 AM
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digitimes.com

Digitimes article on TSMC with tight 28nm production, but no reference to Charlie's claims about halted production. Indeed this article claims TSMC is running at full capacity on its 12" fabs due to demand on leading processes.

Either some evidence to back Charlie up will come out, or he'll look a bit nutty...

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To: neolib who wrote (5296)3/20/2012 2:51:06 AM
From: rzborusa
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Wow, thanks for the insight. Like burgers and fries. It is also comparable to a designer or multiple drugs, compounding and reinforcing. Understandable, the loyalty is so strong. There will come a day.

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From: FUBHO3/20/2012 9:45:50 AM
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AMD has been showing offits next generation APU Trinity and its specs are looking impressive.

According to Tom's Hardware, Trinity could be almost 30 percent faster than Llano graphical performance could be even better, topping out at just over 56 percent.

AMD lifted the kimono on the new processor and its Piledriver based core. Most of the testing was performed with 3Dmark and PCmark software, but there were some real world aspects to the demos too.

A laptop system showed it was possible to game with 4x anti aliasing with high detail at a resolution of 1366x768 in Dirt 3.

As you might expect the desktop version of the APU was even more impressive, capable of handling a resolution of 5040x1050 across three screens. There was no AA and detail levels were lower, but since this is an integrated GPU, that is not bad.

AMD talked about how there will be an Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) version of both the desktop and notebook variants, allowing for increased battery life and a reduced energy bill. This will be part of AMD's attempt to push into the "it is not really an Ultrabook, it is something special" market.


tomshardware.com
Read more: news.techeye.net

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From: neolib3/20/2012 10:14:04 AM
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money.cnn.com

News consumption on mobile devices.

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To: fastpathguru who wrote (5293)3/20/2012 10:24:01 AM
From: FUBHO
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Another Crystal Clear Sign That OS X Is Going to Die Really Soon

BY JESUS DIAZ
MAR 20, 2012 6:00 AM
http://gizmodo.com/5894679/another-crystal-clear-sign-that-os-x-is-going-to-die-really-soon

If you had any doubts about the overwhelming importance of iOS and the imminent death of OS X—probably after Mountain Lion—take a look at the image above. Pay close attention. Read the titles of the entire Apple leadership team.

See it yet?

There's no VP for OS X or Mac technologies.

Craig Federighi—who still is Apple's Senior vice president of "Software Engineering"—is nowhere to be found
on the Apple Leadership page. Federighi replaced Bertrand Serlet—the father of OS X— after the latter left Apple back in March 2011 as "VP for Mac Software Engineering."

A year later, Federighi is still not listed in Apple's Mount Olympus. Before Federighi,
Serlet was in that list, one of the gods who ruled Infinite Loop. Just like Avie Tevanian was there before him—Tevanian was Senior Vice President of Software Engineering from 1997 to 2003, and Chief Software Technology Officer from 2003 to 2006.

Now it's clear why Serlet left. The writing was on the wall back then, after the success of the iPad and the unstoppable tide of iOS. Scott Forstall and his leather pants won that battle. Actually, iPhone and iPad—especially iPad—won that battle. A battle that will end in the complete iOSification of OS X, helped by touch devices and new hardware designs that will eventually lead to a single operating system to rule them all. This is something that was even hinted by Tim Cook himself during the introduction of Mountain Lion.

And it makes sense. Steve Jobs knew more than a year ago that iPad is the future. The staggering sales numbers proved him right. The whole market is shifting because the market has spoken. That's why Microsoft is putting all its power into the tablet market. As is Google.

What we are looking in this image is just a silent statement of this focus shift. Apple—and a very cute sad cat.

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To: neolib who wrote (5316)3/20/2012 10:26:42 AM
From: fastpathguru
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IMHO, the answer lies in the fact that Apple is building a consistent iOS gadget franchise and Samsung lacks this.

In other words, they completely own one of the major personal computing software ecosystems (IOS), which all of their gadgets leverage synergistically.

And on top of that, they completely own one of the OTHER major personal computing software ecosystems... (MacOS).

Complete vertical integration, system-level and up. (And even to the major component level in some cases.)

fpg

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To: FUBHO who wrote (5332)3/20/2012 10:44:47 AM
From: fastpathguru
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Another Crystal Clear Sign That OS X Is Going to Die Really Soon

You never hear anything about MacOS anymore. It's all about iPhone/iPod/iPad... iMac? No buzz.

MacOS/x86 has to account for less than 10% of Apple revs by now the way the trends have been going.

A15 is being compared to AMD K10.5 now... Think an A15-based iMac thats 4x faster than an iPad 3 and sharing a kb/mouse-enabled IOS would make a very decent, inexpensive PC that Apple would reap huge profits out of?

fpg

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To: fastpathguru who wrote (5334)3/20/2012 10:54:14 AM
From: FUBHO
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So do they port Xcode to Linux or Windows? I'm confused about how people will develop for iOS with OS X gone...

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To: SonnyListon who wrote (5310)3/20/2012 11:16:28 AM
From: fastpathguru
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I just find the sorts of arguments you and Neolib make that significant numbers of people are going to dump laptops and desktops for Tablets, to be utterly preposterous.

I'm sure there are a lot of people who would like to be able to do so, but when reality bites and they realise just how many compromises one has to make with a tablet as their prime computing device, it just ain't going to happen.

It is the silliness of your arguments that annoy me.


Who's even arguing about making a tablet "their prime computing device?" AFAICT, just you.

* Tablets are awesome for content consumption and light content creation like social networking.
* Tablets are twice as portable and usable on-the-go as a laptop.
* Tablets are selling like hotcakes.

Who is saying that Tablets are currently the best form factor for all jobs? NOBODY. Even neolib promotes large phone-style devices over "tablets" even in the mobile arena, let alone working at a desk.

You've been whining about the same crap for about a year now. Get a clue: THE WORLD HAS MOVED ON.

People love tablets as a gadget that's better than a PC or laptop for casual use, not because they think tablets are better at everything than PCs are.

Whatever eventually does replace PC's and laptops for non-casual use will not look like today's tablets. It will be much COOLER than today's tablets.

fpg

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To: fastpathguru who wrote (5334)3/20/2012 11:17:13 AM
From: neolib
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I suspect the A15 generation does see ARM in notebooks (and servers) but the volume will still be in mobile, not the conventional devices.

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