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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RE[2]: Comment by ssa2204
by Kroc on Wed 7th Apr 2010 08:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ssa2204"
Kroc
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But maybe I could be persuaded to give up hardware upgrades if the price was right.

Convienience. I used to build and maintain my own computer for ages, and eventually I grew tired of that. Upgrading is great and all, but at the end of the day you want to save space, you want to declutter and you want to spend more time being productive than forever maintaining your computer. I went from hand building a desktop cheaply to an expensive Mac laptop and haven’t looked back.

The desktop will eventually be the domain of the engineer and the “fetishist hardcore gamer”. The rest of us will have moved on to a less stressful, less complicated computing experience.

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