Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jun 2012 22:21 UTC, submitted by Valhalla
Linux The BBC interviews Torvalds. I like this bit: "For me, Linux on the desktop is where I started, and Linux on the desktop is literally what I still use today primarily - although I obviously do have other Linux devices, including an Android phone - so I'd personally really love for it to take over in that market too. But I guess that in the meantime I can't really complain about the successes in other markets." Linux on the desktop is quite passe. Phones and servers is where it's at.
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RE[2]: Desktop Forever...
by zima on Mon 18th Jun 2012 14:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Desktop Forever..."
zima
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a tablet *could* replace a desktop or a laptop for many people if there were any actually good docks for them and the device could run full-fledged desktop software when docked. They do not have the processing power to handle video editing or such

There is iMovie for iPad... performance-wise, it's already mostly a matter of tapping into DSPs/GPGPU.

Yeah, that iMovie perhaps is a bit sub-par - but, really, already much better than early NLEs. As a side note: I can imagine touchscreens being actually awesome for video editing, perhaps in conjunction with (wirelessly communicating with? ...people don't seem to like, don't adopt docks) "big screen" - like a TV, but which could even be quite smart, and/or offloading large part of heavyweight processing when required.
Kinda like those projections ended up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microcomputer_revolution#The_Home_Comp... - everything just started including its own computer. Now, that can mean something at least on the level of RPi, and in a few years...

Or, I can see MS being well positioned for such "blended" usages - they already have probably the most popular set-top-box, and now they're introducing to it the connectivity with touchscreen devices.

Edited 2012-06-18 14:55 UTC

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