Linked by David Adams on Sat 20th Aug 2011 15:38 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Editorial In five years, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst sees the traditional desktop becoming obsolete.
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by MDGeist on Sat 20th Aug 2011 17:38 UTC
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I don't see this happening, especially in the business sector. Mobile computing may be fine for many people, but businesses will need desktops/laptops for far longer. There are many pieces of software that won't run on tablets or phones, such as, accounting software, payroll, hospital records and so forth. Also, there are still many security concerns that plague portable devices, weather they use 3/4G or wireless.

Cloud computing is a relatively new player and it may very well help extend the life of older computers to the point that the power of the desktop won't matter much.

My 2 cents.

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