Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 16:00 UTC
In the News An interesting discussion is currently raging through the world of computing, or more accurately, through the world of bloggers and analysts. It basically comes down to this: should the iPad be included in laptop and desktop sales figures? If it is included - Apple becomes the largest PC manufacturer in the United States. But, if the iPad should be included - why not the modern smartphone?
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I have an iPad, and it's not a PC
by jack_perry on Mon 18th Oct 2010 16:46 UTC
jack_perry
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I have an iPad, and I like it very much. But I'd say that it isn't a PC as distributed, because Apple has crippled it. If I had the freedom to write computer programs on it, to compile them on it, to port OSS like latex and lyx to the iPad, all without going through the hassle of jailbreaking it, then sure, it would be a PC.

Since I don't, it isn't.

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