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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RE[6]: I don't think so
by mikeinohio on Wed 7th Apr 2010 11:02 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I don't think so"
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Yes a big problem is that those hardware fetishists have incredibly high piracy rates. They'll spend their money on hardware but not software which really calls into question a lot of the common rationalizations for piracy.

Of course those 'hardcore' pc gamers write hundreds of blogs posts and try to downplay the piracy problem but game companies track torrents and can see which group is the absolute worst when it comes to piracy.

There are software vendors who consider it an act of piracy if you don't purchase a new license every time you make a hardware upgrade. The best solution is not to use software from said vendors.

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