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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I don't think so... desktops are already dead!
by sergio on Tue 6th Apr 2010 23:12 UTC in reply to "Comment by ssa2204"
sergio
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Home desktops were replaced by notebooks 5 years ago! It's not an opinion or futurology, sales charts say it all... It's a 2:1 ratio (or bigger).

And notebooks will be slowly replaced by a combination of iPads, cell phones, HDTVs and so on. When you need a big display, you connect your iPad/cellPhone/whatever to your HDTV and that's all (maybe wirelessly).

About "big local hard disk" for storage... I think they will be replaced by centralized home NAS servers, a lot of routers have that already.

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