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[2]: Business Computers
by Delgarde on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 01:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Business Computers"
Delgarde
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tablet or laptop, doesn't matter, it's mobile and they'll merge. In fact there are already combination tablet/laptops out there. My employer is tearing out traditional desktop pc and putting in either thin clients (that start with browser for access to server running windows apps remotely), or laptops or all-in-one PC doing what thin client does. Traditional desktop workstation in the corporation is a pain in the neck for management.


It's a pain, yes - but so are thin clients. That's been done many times over the years, and every time, the world has moved away from them again. Remember the "network computer" fashion of the '90s, and the many predictions that the traditional desktop would soon be obsolete? Yeah.

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