Daily Archives: October 2, 2013

Dell: Android, Windows 8.1 Tablets

On September 13th, I noted in a post about the Lenovo Miix 8:

In the video he mentions that Intel can supply that to any company to do either Windows or Android. So Intel is going to be just like Allwinner and Rockchip, provide a solution brand names can build on.

And today that came to pass, as Dell announced Atom-based tablets running Android and Windows.

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R.I.P. Writer Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy, Best-Selling Novelist of Military Thrillers, Dies at 66

Mr. Clancy was an insurance salesman when he sold his first novel, “The Hunt for Red October,” to the Naval Institute Press for only $5,000.

That publisher had never released a novel before, but the editors were taken with Mr. Clancy’s manuscript. They were concerned, however, that there were too many technical descriptions, so they asked him to make cuts. Mr. Clancy made revisions and cut at least 100 pages.

The book took off when President Ronald Reagan, who had received a copy, called it was “my kind of yarn” and said that he couldn’t put it down.

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