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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jabjoe
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2009-05-06

The Sheevaplug is your friend!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SheevaPlug

There is of course the raw Sheevaplug, but there is also user friendly products based on the SheevaPlug.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=cloud_pogoplug

http://www.tonidoplug.com/

There is no need to give up control and go back to thin clients and mainframes. How is it a good idea of all of us upload everything about our lives to the same few walled gardens? Social networks can be decentralized, by their very nature. How is it a good idea that we can't run what we need without sufficient access to site hosting the app we need? Far better have a local copy of the app, compiled for the chips you using, kept up to date from repositories we choose. Decentralized scales better, is more robust, keeps our freedoms, etc etc. Like GIT instead of SVN. ;-)

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