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Old 02-28-2013, 10:07 AM   #16
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Bloody, I agree with all your comments but..

>Other markets (server, mobile, supercomputer) are already dominated by Linux anyhow. Only the PC desktop is MS domain, but also steadily shrinking.

Agreed but now there is a new kid on the block - the Tablet. The PC desktop is effectively dead. It's for pros and gamers only.

So now what? I'm serious. I think Linux has been caught more off guard than Microsoft.
 
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What does this matter? OK, tablets for the home consumer, desktops for accountants, engineers, authors, etc. Do I care if Joe Sixpack uses Windows on his tablet? No. Just so long as Linux doesn't start catering for him at my expense (think Unity}...
 
Old 02-28-2013, 06:31 PM   #18
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I agree, the PC market is shrinking, and not just slightly, but it's not entirely dead either.

What PC users need is hardware power (CPU, graphics) and real input devices (keyboard etc.) and output devices ala monitor/holographic devices. As soon as that can be miniaturized even more (with the exception of a real keyboard as it is used by now), the PC might indeed become a thing of the past. But not right now. Although the gap is slowly closing. I got nothing against smaller hardware... no big computer towers, no rotating data storage devices etc..
 
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I agree, the PC market is shrinking, and not just slightly, but it's not entirely dead either.

What PC users need is hardware power (CPU, graphics) and real input devices (keyboard etc.) and output devices ala monitor/holographic devices. As soon as that can be miniaturized even more (with the exception of a real keyboard as it is used by now), the PC might indeed become a thing of the past. But not right now. Although the gap is slowly closing. I got nothing against smaller hardware... no big computer towers, no rotating data storage devices etc..
I agree. Except that I do not see a world in which PC users are catered for so much. Tablet users better represent what most users want! The are content consumers and not producers.

So, for thee and me, we're going to be relegated to PC desktops at twice the cost and HAVE to carry a tablet for portable use. The WXGA netbook was perfect for me but it's dead now! :-(
 
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I have opened a new thread on the Tablet question. I think it is important.
 
  


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