Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Sep 2012 22:22 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems If there's one over-used buzzword currently making the rounds in the technology industry, it's 'post-PC world' - or the notion that desktops and laptops are a dying breed. Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP's printing and personal systems group, thinks this is a nonsensical notion - and he's right.
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RE[2]: Trickle down
by earksiinni on Fri 21st Sep 2012 21:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Trickle down"
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iOS was never meant to run applications - when it was launched Steve Jobs was adament that there was no need to run applications and that web apps would be the future.

Absolutely correct. Regardless, iPhone still takes the credit for the phenomenon. (Steam and other genre-specific delivery platforms notwithstanding.)

Personally I have nothing against an application store as so long as the process of filtering is consistent and transparent - where the filtering is done for genuine reasons rather than, "we don't want a competing browser in the app store' as with the case of iOS.

I don't have a problem with it, either, except when the OS starts inching toward restrictions on installing programs outside of the app store as we see with Windows 8.

As for the PC - I can't ever seeing the PC being locked down

Even with Metro being app store-only? What happens when other API's get fully deprecated? Nor is the potential only limited to "home" consumers. OS X server might be an underwhelming product, but Apple has shown that it's possible to deliver even server platforms through app stores.

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