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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Cromat
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2009-12-15

I am a developer, I will never give up my desktop with 3 monitors, working on a laptop with at most one extra monitor is not enough anymore!

Further more I don't buy into this corporate bs that we need devices like the iPad or iPhone, these apps are only for entertaining, do people like to accomplish anything anymore, or are we so consumed with shiny entertainment devices that we forget how these devices and the software are created....On real workstations.

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sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm a developer too and I use powerful desktops all the time (PowerMac G5 and iMac)... but c'mon We aren't average computer users.

Desktops are unnecessary for 99% of the population... and that number tends to 100% faster than ever.

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