Linked by kloty on Tue 6th Apr 2010 21:22 UTC
Editorial A few years ago I wrote on OSNews several articles (1,2) about workstations. After three years I had to stop, because there were no workstations left on the market, they became legacy and were not sold any more. Now with the rise of mobile devices with touchscreen and wireless network connectivity virtually everywhere, the question becomes valid, what will happen with the desktop computers, are they still needed, or will they follow the workstations on their way to computer museums?
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by ssa2204 on Tue 6th Apr 2010 22:43 UTC
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Sure the PC will be dead, the day they figure out how to:
1.) Connect your little toy device to a screen that is actually readable
2.) Provide the storage capacity to rival what a desktop could theoretically have.
3.) Provide processing power to rival that of a desktop
4.) Of course provide a means of input, and now the little on screen keyboards just do not cut it.

Get the point? No, the desktop will be with us for years to come. Of course innovation and advancement will occur. When the future cell phone has a 5Ghz quad core CPU, while impressive, let's not forget that the what the desktop will have!

Edited 2010-04-06 22:43 UTC

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