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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Not a chance
by cutterjohn on Wed 7th Apr 2010 15:27 UTC
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Most reasonably priced notebooks aren't even close to what you can build in a desktop at the same pricepoint.

Gadgets just simply lack processing and graphics power.

Both are MUCH more expensive to upgrade.

Workstations: they haven't really gone away, but they're not what you'd likely consider to be a "classical" workstation any longer. They're more of specifically built generic x86 PCs, and they're likely to be running all sorts of OSes but likely not any that were on the "classical" workstations, e.g. IRIX, Solaris, AIX, etc.

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