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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Desktops are here to stay
by mikeinohio on Wed 7th Apr 2010 06:15 UTC
mikeinohio
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2010-02-21

The big appeal of desktops is the fact that the parts are interchangeable. The sales figures probably do not represent the popularity of desktop computers. I have not purchased a new desktop computer since 1997, however I still use my desktop most of the time. Once a person owns a desktop, they can keep upgrading it piece by piece. That can't be done with a netbook or a tablet computer. I started out with a Pentium II 300 mhz and now I have an Amd Phenom II quad core and I never had a purchase a whole new computer to get to that.

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RE: Desktops are here to stay
by biffuz on Wed 7th Apr 2010 14:38 in reply to "Desktops are here to stay"
biffuz Member since:
2006-03-27

Mine was born as a Pentium 60 - an assembled machine with a brand on it - and grown up to a Q9650, but I know people who started with an 8086.

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