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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darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

Try compiling Openoffice, how long did that take on your netbook? If it takes any less than several hours, that netbook is much more powerful than you believe or you've got a really fast SSD in there. GTK+ doesn't typically take that long to compile, so isn't a worthy test. That being said, I've got an Eee 1005PE and compiling most software doesn't take very long. Haven't tried compiling OO.o on it yet though.

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fatjoe Member since:
2010-01-12

Bullshit, even my state-of-the-art 13" CULV from ASUS feels slow when compiling. More importantly: it is a real pain to type your code on a laptop all days long.

If I could make room for a desktop computer, I would switch right away. The small screen and keyboard of laptops/netbooks will lead to back and neck injuries after just 1-2 years of heavy use!

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

Bullshit, even my state-of-the-art 13" CULV from ASUS feels slow when compiling. More importantly: it is a real pain to type your code on a laptop all days long.

If I could make room for a desktop computer, I would switch right away. The small screen and keyboard of laptops/netbooks will lead to back and neck injuries after just 1-2 years of heavy use!


Coding hours and hours on a laptop is at least very tiresome: smaller screen, no dual screen, small keyboard. I tried doing some work on my laptop, but beside being tiresome if you have to compile and profile large chunks of code it will take more.

I don't know why somebody would prefer to work on a laptop. If you are going to do some work, you are going to do it at a desk, or at least a table, not in bed, on the couch or on toilet. So you can use a desktop.

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