Linked by the_randymon on Mon 21st Jan 2013 19:27 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The first computers were gigantic, filling rooms and requiring constant care and maintenance. [...] The computer stayed on the desk until the laptop computer, a smaller, more portable, but just as powerful machine, made it nearly obsolete. And then, the iPhone was released, followed shortly after by Android and the Palm WebOS, and the next step in computing was clear. What we did not immediately understand was if mobile computing was an accessory, or a replacement, for the traditional desktop machines." Jon-Buys at Ostatic believes the phone-becomes-computer paradigm is the next step.
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RE[3]: not for a long time
by WereCatf on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 10:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: not for a long time"
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What you described would otherwise be perfectly feasible, but it falls down on its face due to a single issue: bandwidth. Especially outgoing data is still throttled and limited in huge amounts, but even for inbound data you need a very good connection to be able to work at e.g. 1080p resolution with minimal input latency. Now, combine that with ISPs and mobile broadband - operators placing cap on the amount of data transferred and you'll quickly realize that that just ain't only unfeasible but downright impossible as things stand.

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