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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It cannot be included
by Googol on Mon 18th Oct 2010 19:08 UTC
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because it doesn't do ANYTHING I do with my netbook every day (let alone my PC!)

Who gets these bizzar ideas that are a complete waste of time? And then Osnews wastes some more time writing an article on it, and we waste time reading and even commenting on it.

Can I rip DVDs with an iPad?
Can I rip CDs?
Can I play either of them?

Heck, you can't even get media onto it without a REAL PC

Can it run an FTP server?
Can it run flash?
Can it burn disks?
Can I mirror a web server with it?
Can I remote into my PCs and vice versa?
It cannot do 3800 things I do every day and that includes all typical everyday PC tasks.

The iPad is a fetish object for reading stuff in an appauling quality (I must know, I see it on the tube all the time) and doing some browsing for 800USD.

That is the definition of what a PC is NOT.

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