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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Try compiling Openoffice, how long did that take on your netbook? If it takes any less than several hours, that netbook is much more powerful than you believe or you've got a really fast SSD in there. GTK+ doesn't typically take that long to compile, so isn't a worthy test. That being said, I've got an Eee 1005PE and compiling most software doesn't take very long. Haven't tried compiling OO.o on it yet though.

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