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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RE: It cannot be included
by WereCatf on Mon 18th Oct 2010 19:16 UTC in reply to "It cannot be included"
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Can I rip DVDs with an iPad?

You can't do that either with any laptop without an optical drive, and those are quite common nowadays. Yet you still call them PCs, don't you?

Can I rip CDs?

Look at reply #1.

Can I play either of them?

Look at reply #1.

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

How do you get media onto a "REAL PC" if it doesn't have removable media drives? Well, the same way as onto an iPad: from another PC or from random websites.

Can it run an FTP server?

Yes, if someone bothered to write an FTP server for it.

Can it run flash?

Yes, if Flash was ported to it.

Can it burn disks?

Can any other PC without optical disk drives burn disks?

Can I mirror a web server with it?

If someone wrote such an application for 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.

Oh, those examples of yours that just got crushed to pieces?

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