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 Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 6th Jul 2010 17:33 UTC in reply to "Offices too?"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Webservers and intense movie quality rendering jobs are not typically done on desktops. They are usually rack mounted servers, using a different type of processor ( Xeon or opterons), using a different operating system ( RHEL, SUSE, Windows Server, ect).

Of the remaining reasons you listed, the only one tat stands out as a niche tablets won't tackle over is the developer one. Tablets can be docked to allow the use of a keyboard/mouse, but you'd probably want more screen real estate and horsepower as well. By the time you'd beefed up a tablet to do all of that, you could just put the dang thing in a box and call it a PC, because you wouldn't be using it as a tablet any more.

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