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[3]: Development
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 18th Oct 2010 19:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Development"
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Point 1: Jail breaking does not require a PC. There was a website that did it automatically. its just an exploit in the OS, which can be triggered remotely as well as locally under the right circumstances.

Point 2: Android tablets like the Galaxy I referenced. No PC required, programming pretty easy with python. Does that mean Android tablets are PCs and Ipads are not? I think the first replier had it right. You can't define "PC" that way.

Aside: I'm also not entirely comfortable with the "practical" part of your argument. What kind of development is practical and what is not? I know many people that would argue that programming in assembler is not "practical", while others would say that about Java, or Perl, or Visual Basic, Or C#, or C, Or Python, Or PHP, or Brain Fudge, or Haskell, Or Action script, or Ruby. Its too much of a personal taste/ judgement call thing.

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