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Old 03-24-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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Yeah, but I stand by my comment. They're trying to foist a desktop OS onto a system that isn't built for it. I'd say the majority of Win7 tablets are laptops with touchscreens, right? I have an old slate with WinXP on it that has similar problems.
I'm not disagreeing. I was just pointing out that they haven't always been laptops. There have been other form factors, but they were horrible because you didn't have an alternative method of input.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:29 PM
 
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I think Microsoft is really targeting mobile (laptops, tablets, etc) and ubiquitous (appliances, cars, etc) computing with integration of a touch interface.

With the exception of special purpose computing (gaming, video editing, etc) and practicality (price), the desktop is obsolete.
So they keep saying. I'm not convinced. Certainly a desktop is not mobile, but then, it was never intended to be.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:29 PM
 
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So they keep saying. I'm not convinced. Certainly a desktop is not mobile, but then, it was never intended to be.
The desktop PC has been declared dead for many years but it hasn't happened. Maybe when laptops can match the price, performance, reliability, and flexibility. Until a laptop can match a desktop in every respect, I'll stick with desktops for most of my work.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:37 AM
 
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The desktop PC has been declared dead for many years but it hasn't happened. Maybe when laptops can match the price, performance, reliability, and flexibility. Until a laptop can match a desktop in every respect, I'll stick with desktops for most of my work.
Each has its purpose, but, as you say, for performance, reliability, price, and flexibility, its hard to beat a high end multicore desktop box.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:56 AM
 
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Windows is working more on the graphical user interface since release of windows vista and seven.
I hope this huge bundled graphics do not cause trouble to end user in accessing the system.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:51 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Launchpad is useless on mac osx lion, so this is just even worse!
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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I think a touch screen on a personal desktop computer for home use is a completely useless concept.
Indeed!
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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I think Microsoft is really targeting mobile (laptops, tablets, etc) and ubiquitous (appliances, cars, etc) computing with integration of a touch interface.

With the exception of special purpose computing (gaming, video editing, etc) and practicality (price), the desktop is obsolete.
Except for the fact that millions of people still write, draw, process pictures, produce graphs and databases, do autocad, or otherwise use them in their work, you're right. When a smart phone can stack and process 2 gigabytes of astrophotography data in real time in the field while simultaneously playing a Dave Matthews Live concert and guiding my scope so I can caputre even more images, and do it for a price (including connection fees) under $400, I'll consider one. Sorry, the desktop is not obsolute, despite what Microsoft and the others want you to believe. Yes smart phones are wonderful, but there are a lot of things they simply cannot do. Don't get me wrong. I think the new technology is great. It keeps the grandkids off my quad core box.
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:21 PM
 
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I think Microsoft is really targeting mobile (laptops, tablets, etc) and ubiquitous (appliances, cars, etc) computing with integration of a touch interface.

With the exception of special purpose computing (gaming, video editing, etc) and practicality (price), the desktop is obsolete.
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Except for the fact that millions of people still write, draw, process pictures, produce graphs and databases, do autocad, or otherwise use them in their work, you're right. When a smart phone can stack and process 2 gigabytes of astrophotography data in real time in the field while simultaneously playing a Dave Matthews Live concert and guiding my scope so I can caputre even more images, and do it for a price (including connection fees) under $400, I'll consider one. Sorry, the desktop is not obsolute, despite what Microsoft and the others want you to believe. Yes smart phones are wonderful, but there are a lot of things they simply cannot do. Don't get me wrong. I think the new technology is great. It keeps the grandkids off my quad core box.
You're mistaken if you think that the need to "process 2 gigabytes of astrophotography data in real time in the field while simultaneously playing a Dave Matthews Live concert and guiding my scope so I can caputre even more images" is not special purpose computing.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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You're mistaken if you think that the need to "process 2 gigabytes of astrophotography data in real time in the field while simultaneously playing a Dave Matthews Live concert and guiding my scope so I can caputre even more images" is not special purpose computing.
Didn't say it wasn't. The point is that desktops are anything but obsolete. It may seem that way to those who feel the need to send 200 text messages while driving 70mph on the freeway, but it only seems that way.
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