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Did the HP TouchPad miss the boat on gaming?

The TouchPad, attempting to compete with Apple/iOS and Android, needed to do something unique, other than just being the non-iOS/non-Android tablet. A strong commitment to gaming, specifically social gaming, might have been that something.

August 25, 2011 by

ViewSonic ViewPad 10

The dual-OS ViewPad 10 is a decent, if uninspiring, piece of hardware, but even the relatively touch-friendly Windows 7 can't compete with the slick appeal of iOS on tablets. Android, meanwhile, is hobbled by the lack of mobile connectivity and patchy app support for high-resolution screens.

December 10, 2010 by

Crossbow's golden arrows

Sun's Project Crossbow, now in the OpenSolaris code base, separates physical network interfaces from the OS code accessing that hardware - meaning superficially that it virtualizes networks, more substantively that OpenSolaris on AMD can now compete with Cisco/IOS at 10 cents on the Cisco dollar - and more deeply that people who care about network security now have an exciting new option.

February 25, 2009 by

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