Linked by kloty on Tue 6th Apr 2010 21:22 UTC
Editorial A few years ago I wrote on OSNews several articles (1,2) about workstations. After three years I had to stop, because there were no workstations left on the market, they became legacy and were not sold any more. Now with the rise of mobile devices with touchscreen and wireless network connectivity virtually everywhere, the question becomes valid, what will happen with the desktop computers, are they still needed, or will they follow the workstations on their way to computer museums?
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ipadmania
by ebasconp on Tue 6th Apr 2010 22:26 UTC
ebasconp
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2006-05-09

Come on, I think the iPad is beautiful, gorgeous, amazing, incredible, perfect, fascinating, marvelous, etc. etc. etc... but sending to the grave to desktop computers just because a new player is on the market seems to be quite premature.

Ok, if "normal" people will forget their laptops and desktops computers to use their gorgeous tablets and the desktops and laptops are already in their graves... where the developers will implement the applications the normal people will use?

I work in an ISV and I do not imagine management replacing all our desktops containing a lot of software, and virtual machines to... say... iPads...
Maybe they will give us iPads as gifts to save our photos, videos, little games.... mmm... nop, I do not think so... ;)

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RE: ipadmania
by puelocesar on Tue 6th Apr 2010 22:30 in reply to "ipadmania"
puelocesar Member since:
2008-10-30

The iPad isn't killing nothing. What he is talking about is a trend that started years ago. The iPad is just one more step on the way to that

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