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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RE: Business Computers
by shotsman on Sun 21st Aug 2011 05:57 UTC in reply to "Business Computers"
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The RH guy was talking about the future.

So suffix many of your points with the word 'yet' and suddenly what he is saying makes a lot of sense.

Sure there will be people who need a traditional desktop (me included) but personally I think that the majority of bog standard users will be able to do everything they need without using a traditional desktop.

AFAIK, Windows 8(Metro) is going to dumb down the desktop even further and make it look like a giant WP7. If you can use that then you have to ask yourself, do you need a traditional desktop.

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