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Citrix Raspberry Pi client

Citrix bakes up Raspberry Pi client boxes

Citrix has unveiled a desktop thin client based on the Raspberry Pi microcomputer. The HDX Ready Pi is a Citrix-built box containing the Raspberry Pi 3 hardware and a ViewSonic Linux build designed specifically to run with the Citrix HDX virtual desktop platform. In addition to the Raspberry Pi 3 board, the client boxes …
Shaun Nichols, 24 May 2016
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White House to Feds: Stop buying new PCs, laptops right now

The Obama Administration has ordered US federal agencies to hold off on purchasing new PCs in hopes of patching up a broken ordering system. The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has put a hold on new desktops and notebooks while it sorts through what it says are "thousands" of new system orders every year. …
Shaun Nichols, 19 Oct 2015
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It's official – HP really will get you a Windows 10 PC on July 29 (barely)

HP got on the phone with The Register on Wednesday to shed light on how it plans to roll out PCs with Windows 10 preinstalled. The IT giant said you can expect at least some of its hardware to be available with the new OS on the day that it launches – July 29. There's been some confusion on the matter. Earlier this week, HP …
Neil McAllister, 15 Jul 2015

Creating more harmony around end user computing

Tensions frequently arise between business units and the IT teams as users have become more informed and opinionated, and sought greater levels of freedom and flexibility around the technology they use at work. Against this background, the key to creating and maintaining harmony is to prioritise tangible business interests above …
Dale Vile, 10 Dec 2014

Rethinking desktop delivery

Many IT professionals are weary of the relentless Windows upgrade spiral and the cost and disruption it brings. Rethinking desktop delivery, however, can both ease the pain and put the business onto a firmer footing for the future. Oh no, not again If there’s one type of project that’s guaranteed to get IT professionals riled …
Dale Vile, 3 Dec 2014
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Canonical announces Mir display server to replace X Windows

Canonical has announced plans to develop new, open source Linux display-server software called Mir, in a move that it says will help further its goal of offering a unified Ubuntu user experience across PCs, smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs. Traditionally, desktop Linux distributions have rendered their GUIs using software …
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Aussies love their lappies

At some point, it seems, we’ll know exactly how many hard-core gamers there are in Australia. That’s because they’ll be the only people still running desktop computers at home. In research released yesterday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has found that homes with laptops now outnumber homes with desktops. In just three …
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HP unveils stylin' new desktop line

HP has spiffed up its three-PC desktop line just one week after rolling out new consumer and business notebooks and netbooks. Each of the new offerings – the entry-level Slimline s5, middle-of-the-road Pavilion p7, and workstation wannabe Pavilion HPE h8 – have been given makeovers that were designed, as HP says, to "match the …
Rik Myslewski, 16 May 2011
The Register breaking news

iPad not stopping PC sales, says analyst

The iPad is not pulling sales away from PCs, US-based market watcher NPD has claimed. Having spoken to an unspecified - but presumably statistically significant - number of North Americans who have owned an iPad for six months or more, NPD found that only 14 per cent of them had bought the tablet in place of a netbook, …
Tony Smith, 12 May 2011
Linutop 4

Linutop feeds mini-PC fans tiny Tux box

French firm Linutop has launched its latest micro desktop: the model 4. An evolution of the its predecessor rather than a completely new machine, the 4, like the 3, has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of memory and 2GB of Flash storage for Linutop's own custom version of Ubuntu. Linutop 4 Linutop sees the 201 x 182 x 30mm, …
Hard Reg, 11 May 2011
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Apple refreshes iMac with Thunderbolt, Sandy Bridge

Apple has indeed taken the wraps off updated iMacs, as anticipated by rumour and a temporary Apple Store closure this morning. The new models - two 21.5in machines and a pair of 27-inchers - sport Intel Sandy Bridge chippery: 2.5, 2.7, 2.7 and 3.1GHz quad-core Core i5s, respectively. Build-to-order buyers can elect to have 2. …
Tony Smith, 3 May 2011
The Register breaking news

UK PC sales plunged in Q1

Brits aren't buying so many computers these days, but they are taking to tablets. But while tablet sales are well up year on year, it hasn't been enough to compensate for slowing notebook, netbook and desktop demand. UK PC sales during the first quarter of the year were down 7.7 per cent, well below the European average of 2. …
Tony Smith, 12 Apr 2011
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Upgrade-hungry office drones ponder PC prangs

Want a new work computer? Wait until the boss isn't looking then take a hammer to the one you have now. That's what rather a lot of UK wage slaves feel they have to do to get an upgrade. Others consider flogging it second-hand and using the money made to buy a new machine. So claims online back-up company Mozy - you can see …
Tony Smith, 12 Apr 2011
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Acer unveils easy access all-in-one

Acer has revealed its latest AIO touchscreen PC, which includes an all-new media sharing system and can double up as a TV. The Acer Aspire Z5761 has a 23in 1920 x 1080 touchscreen and comes with the option of an Intel Core i5-2400S, i5-2500S or Core i7-2600S processor. Acer Aspire Z5761 Graphics are interchangeable between …
Caleb Cox, 8 Apr 2011
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Commodore USA prices up revived C64, VICs

It's official: the new Commodore 64 - well, new innards, old casing - is a nettop. Commodore USA, the latest in a long line of CBM revialist movements over the years since the original company went bust, has revealed the machine will be based around a 1.83GHz Intel Atom D525 with 2-4GB of 800MHz DDR 2 memory. Commodore USA …
Tony Smith, 7 Apr 2011
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Israeli firm readies pocket-friendly desktop PC

Israel-based maker of wee PCs, CompuLab, has said it will ship an even more tiny machine in April. The Trim-Slice's 2.5in HDD-like dimensions are all due to Nvidia's Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip. Of course, being ARM-based, you won't be running Windows on the Trim-Slice - not yet, at any rate - and Linux-on-ARM is at a relatively …
Tony Smith, 26 Jan 2011
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Apple signs Xserve death warrant

Apple is canning its Xserve family of rack servers. In a terse note posted on the Mac maker's website, the company that the platform will no longer be available to buy after 31 January 2011. The move doesn't pave the way for a revamped product just after that date. "Apple will not be developing a future versions of Xserve," …
Tony Smith, 5 Nov 2010
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Apple shrinks Mac Mini price

Apple has knocked 50 quid off the price of the Mac Mini. The diminutive desktop Mac - it's just 197 x 197 x 36mm - was, at launch, priced at £649. That bought you a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of 1067MHz DDR 3 memory, a 320GB 5400rpm Sata hard drive, 8x multi-format DVD writer and Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics integrated …
Hard Reg, 2 Nov 2010

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