Computing Usage by Device Types . .

To Summarize:   

  • Mobile Phones are dominant . . and still growing,
  • Laptops are used by about half of all Americans and growth is flat,
  • Desktops are in serious decline,
  • Tablets are used by about one third of Americans, but growth is trending up,
  • About a third of all Americans have a smart TV and trend is still rising.

Gizmodo Blog re Spread of Computing Devices

Dell Unveils New Line of Ubuntu Laptops . .

Dell recently added more Linux goodness to their line of laptops . . . All support Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support) versions of Ubuntu from 16.04 (aka Xenial Xerus) to 18.04 (aka Bionic Beaver).

OMG Article re New Dell Laptop w/Ubuntu

Note that “the Beaver” runs Gnome3 versus “Xenial” which runs the classic Unity desktop.   Dell will ship with your choice.

For reference, pls see screenshots (3) below:

Below are two slightly customized Ubuntu desktops w/Unity classic DE  . .

Below is the new Gnome3 Shell desktop . . showing the apps view screen . . this is the standard desktop now on Ubuntu 18.04 (the latest release) . .

Who Still Plays PC Games? . . . Only About 1.2 Billion People . . .

The 1.2 billion number reflects PC gamers.   There is another group that mainly or just plays via a gaming console (more folks use the PC than the consoles).  The combined total is about 1.8 billion.

This is the main reason Intel decided to get into that market and start challenging Nvidia and AMD.

Link to Gaming Article

Microsoft Should Name Windows 10 Updates After Dogs . .

Currently, MS-Windows update names are . . . really . . . blah!   Not much marketing or creativity there.   But everyone (almost) LOVES dogs!

And, if they would adapt the method Ubuntu uses . . . the next update might just be “Collegial Collie”. . .

HTG Link re MS Win10 Update Names . .