Microsoft adopts Linux LTS strategy… almost

Interesting to see that Microsoft will push point versions of Windows 10 to consumer users but charge the corporate world to stick with a stable  LTS for a guaranteed 4 year cycle. As a long-time ubuntu LTS user I can see the attraction for CIOs.

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The top tech priority of 2015: Two X chromosomes (TechRepublic)

Women make up a larger and larger percentage of the pool of educated professionals in the United States, but fewer and fewer of them are choosing to work in the technology industry, which is arguably the most important growth engine for the economy and the most important source of innovation across almost every industry.

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Tablet sales begin to fall

This makes a lot of sense. The tablet is great as a leisure device but doesn’t really replace a ‘proper’ keyboard device. Bigger phones make leisure consumption possible and ‘the tablet filled a gap in the market between the laptop and the mobile phone. Nowadays, with notebooks being lighter, thinner and more portable, and also with smartphones having larger screens – the phablet market – there’s less need for the traditional tablet.’ (ZDNet)

If I were going to spend $600 – $700 now I’d be looking at something like Dell’s Intel 14nm technology Broadwell-powered 13″ ultrabook with SSD. Briliant machine!