Linked by David Adams on Wed 30th Nov 2011 20:16 UTC
Editorial The PC is dead. Rising numbers of mobile, lightweight, cloud-centric devices don’t merely represent a change in form factor. Rather, we’re seeing an unprecedented shift of power from end users and software developers on the one hand, to operating system vendors on the other--and even those who keep their PCs are being swept along. This is a little for the better, and much for the worse.
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Until such time
by Bobthearch on Thu 1st Dec 2011 05:09 UTC
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You can have my desktop when

When someone makes a portable appliance with a full-size keyboard, 24" screen, and 500W surround sound speakers that can play and record DVDs, edit Nikon RAW image files, and run ArcView and AutoCAD. It should also, obviously, be capable of connecting to a scanner, printer, TI calculator, GPS, and cameras. And I naturally expect it to be assembled with standardized components that are user-upgradeable and user-replaceable.

And do all of that without a monthly service fee or contract.

Until then, there's no substitute for a desktop computer.

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