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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RE: Offices too?
by beowuff on Tue 6th Jul 2010 16:59 UTC in reply to "Offices too?"
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I think you misunderstand...

PC = Personal Computer. That is not a server.

Most of your arguments are about replacing servers, which is not what Jobs was talking about.

Not that I agree with him, however. ;)

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RE[2]: Offices too?
by ebasconp on Tue 6th Jul 2010 17:03 in reply to "RE: Offices too?"
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Though you are right (sorry because the misunderstanding)...

the employees in a company DO use PCs and I think such computers will never be replaced by other kind of devices.

Edited 2010-07-06 17:03 UTC

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RE[2]: Offices too?
by BluenoseJake on Wed 7th Jul 2010 13:52 in reply to "RE: Offices too?"
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Not really much difference between an x86 server and an x86 pc, especially in the single socket category. Similar cpus(x86), similar ram (entry level servers use the same ram, ddr/2/3) same buses (pci, pci express), same nics.

The real differences is in management and software. Hardware wise, pretty much the same.

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