Linked by snydeq on Tue 6th Jul 2010 15:19 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems InfoWorld's Neil McAllister offers 10 reasons why the PC is here to stay despite Steve Jobs' recent pronouncement that the iPad signals the end of the PC era. 'Depending on whom you ask, the iPad will save journalism, rescue the book publishing business, transform the movie industry, change the way we communicate, and make the perfect omelet. But there are plenty of reasons to suspect that at least some of these predictions will prove overly optimistic. Even more dubious is the idea that the iPad signals a true sea change in computing,' McAllister writes. Chief among the reasons the PC is not dead yet are desktops' comparative cost-effectiveness, the lack of versatility of mobile devices, the fact that desktop and mobile OSes don't mix, and limitations inherent to tablet devices' dependencies on the cloud.
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by nabil2199 on Tue 6th Jul 2010 16:52 UTC
nabil2199
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2010-03-31

I have 3 main issues with mobile devices such as the ipad:
1. Computing power: in the age of the i7, GPGPU and large quantities of RAM the ipad feels like an antiquity. (Also I'm a pc gamer)
2. I don't need a million twitter clients, I only need a few good ones what I do need however are utilities, servers, IDEs...
3. I don't want to pay to lend a device, I want to be able to do whatever I want with it if I want to. Who the hell is this steve jobs character to tell me what I should be able to do?

P.S. sorry for the broken english, I'm not a native speaker

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