Linked by umad on Thu 25th Aug 2011 22:51 UTC
Apple I thought OSNews would be a good forum to talk about a matter that has been weighing on my mind lately primarily because the site has been so focused on Apple's patents and litigation as of late. The news that HP, the largest PC manufacturer in the world is spinning off or getting out of this business is what really prompted me to write this article.
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RE[4]: Too much misinformation
by Dr.Mabuse on Sat 27th Aug 2011 05:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Too much misinformation"
Dr.Mabuse
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"Good grief, not this again.
What in your opinion, will we use in the future for:


Though I agree with your general gist, we could very well be using work stations for that, by which I mean more dedicated, more powerful, versions of the "home PC". It may well be we will see a split between consumer devices (tablets) and more professional devices (work stations). I'm not saying we will, but we could.
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We ran Silicon Graphics Onyx and O2 workstations in our CAD department for years - they cost a small fortune.

The advent of 3D acceleration for the workstation-class PC changed the business forever. For the cost of every single SGI box, we could deploy six Windows NT systems.

I fear the scenario you describe above might bring us back to this sort of era - consumer grade devices being cheap and "professional" equipment costing an arm and a leg.

I would consider it to be a massive retrograde step!

(Please note: I loved the SGI's to pieces, but they were simply not competitive towards the end...)

May you live in interesting times, eh? :-)

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