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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Everything has it's place
by deathshadow on Wed 7th Apr 2010 15:47 UTC
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and these mobile devices are NOT up to the job of doing MY work...

But then, I've yet to see a portable device with four displays and a full size full travel keyboard instead of these unusable art *** form factor chiclets that seem to be the new trend.

Just got a Acer revo for use as my media center, and the keyboard it came with is a great example of why I'm still hording Model M's. Christmas on a cracker I though those stupid apple ones were like a trip in the wayback machine to the sinclair spectrum... This is more like a first generation trash-80 coco - (actually, not fair, it's more like the MC-10) How the *** do people even TYPE on these... Good thing all that machine is slated for is video playback.

But then, with the increase in people for whom l33t is 'too much typing' I suppose it was inevitable. See the iPad's filesystem access which makes true the macbook wheel joke "everything is just several hundred clicks away" - we're seeing some NASTY technological regression here.

Real keyboard, large displays, multiple displays, room for faster/larger/cheaper components... I don't see desktops going anywhere for people that use them for WORK. As in real work, not just dicking around on teh intartubes.

Edited 2010-04-07 16:03 UTC

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RE: Everything has it's place
by Soulbender on Wed 7th Apr 2010 16:56 in reply to "Everything has it's place"
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I don't see desktops going anywhere for people that use them for WORK

Right, because only people with desktops do real work on their computer. Nonsense. I havent owned a desktop since 2005 and i've been doing all my "real work" on laptops since.
The desktop is going away, or will at least be marginalized, as portable computers become more powerfull and flexible.

Edited 2010-04-07 16:59 UTC

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