Linked by snydeq on Tue 6th Jul 2010 15:19 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems InfoWorld's Neil McAllister offers 10 reasons why the PC is here to stay despite Steve Jobs' recent pronouncement that the iPad signals the end of the PC era. 'Depending on whom you ask, the iPad will save journalism, rescue the book publishing business, transform the movie industry, change the way we communicate, and make the perfect omelet. But there are plenty of reasons to suspect that at least some of these predictions will prove overly optimistic. Even more dubious is the idea that the iPad signals a true sea change in computing,' McAllister writes. Chief among the reasons the PC is not dead yet are desktops' comparative cost-effectiveness, the lack of versatility of mobile devices, the fact that desktop and mobile OSes don't mix, and limitations inherent to tablet devices' dependencies on the cloud.
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RE[2]: Offices too?
by ebasconp on Tue 6th Jul 2010 23:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Offices too?"
ebasconp
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Calling PC to the computer that is on top of my desktop and calling "not-PC" to a computer with similar hardware (a lot of times older than the desktop's one) that is in a rack on a data center seems too artificial to me.

Anyway, interpreted in that way, Steve Jobs would be saying that the desktop metaphor with its applications is being rendered obsolete (though such metaphor is being used on servers with Windows, KDE, Gnome, Xfce or any GUI)... and it is far from reality as well.

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