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Windows 7: For the nth time, they keep saying the PC is dead.

03 Aug 2011   #121
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
It's not the PC that's in trouble, but the PC industry - it is eyeing Apple's revenue streams with green envy and lots o' sadness and despair, and can do nothing about it.

The PC is here to stay, and we should include the Macs in this category too - as we all like (or would like) to have a home we can call our own, we all like to have a computing home base that is totally ours and under our control & our watchful eyes.
HA! macs! They don't even outnumber the amount of itouchs, ipads, and iphones!


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04 Aug 2011   #122
Legaia

Windows 7 Professional (64x)
 
 

I cant wait to see when you plug in ya mouse and keyboard to the mobilephone to play Crysis
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05 Aug 2011   #123
DalekOverSeer

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

since this will be the 121st post in this thread i'll say for at least the 121st time that the pc is not dead or dying. though a thread for show use your ipad could make for a few good laughs.
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05 Aug 2011   #124
djl47

Windows Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

It's kind of sad that so many reporters and producers at MSNBC are sitting in their faux ivory tower where they enjoy infinite bandwidth and nearly unlimited computing resources. The cloud has some problems to address before it is as viable as these pundits think it is. The first two that come to mind are Bandwidth and Security. Anyone have a breakdown on the percentages of Internet users by bandwidth? What percentage of users are below 1.5Mbs? Below 3Mbs? I suspect these percentages are a lot higher than is commonly believed. Security is a bit like Rule 34; if it's on the net it will be hacked. Strong encryption protects the content, but won't stop hackers from corrupting or deleting the data. Cloud companies may not have robust backup and recovery solutions. Remember that animation house that lost an entire season of material? All because a former employee of the storage company they used deleted their data and nobody had backups.
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05 Aug 2011   #125
Tweek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
Just come from the Show Us Your Rig thread.

Yea.
Try tell the lads there that the PC is dying.

Its just not going to happen.

A "Show Us Your iPad" thread just doesnt have the same appeal...
I can almost envision it now... post after post of an unmodified iPad.
HAHA!


A "Show Us Your i"-anything thread is going to have a lot of people posting identical screenshots, till someone throws out a jailbreak photo and is banned by a moderator
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05 Aug 2011   #126
DalekOverSeer

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tweek View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
Just come from the Show Us Your Rig thread.

Yea.
Try tell the lads there that the PC is dying.

Its just not going to happen.

A "Show Us Your iPad" thread just doesnt have the same appeal...
I can almost envision it now... post after post of an unmodified iPad.
HAHA!


A "Show Us Your i"-anything thread is going to have a lot of people posting identical screenshots, till someone throws out a jailbreak photo and is banned by a moderator
actually as of a few months ago here in the states jailbreaking you phone / internet device became legal. even if it wasn't i want to see someone make the mistake of banning me for modifying my own property.
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05 Aug 2011   #127
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

It is your choice to modify anything you want, but discussion about it may violate forum rules.

Be careful what you ask for
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06 Aug 2011   #128
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
These so called "enlightened experts" are often times nothing more than "paid marketing pundits" that have a stake in communicating a message to help increase the sales of other software or hardware.

I'm sick of hearing CNBC having their interested parties telling me that "the cloud is the future" considering the SERIOUS security issues of having my data on some virtual server out there, and the possible cost of utilizing it to a large degree, I seriously doubt that the cloud will replace the current PC method for a long time....hopefully never.

I always love visiting Tom's Hardware forums because you have a pretty savvy group of users over there, not all including myself are experts or programmers writing code, BUT when you bring up the subject of "The Cloud" it instantly brings out the justified hatred of it.

I remember when CNBC was dropping hints about the next big thing in computing "TC" about four years ago, interestingly they didn't tell you exactly what it was just that it was "The Future" of the internet and personal computing.

Now I know why, if they had let the cat out of the bad at the very beginning the negative aspects would have been out there for savvy buyers and users to think about in depth, instead they strung people along with the term and only gradually went into detail.

I personally will NEVER let any of my most private info loose on a cloud platform, ever!

Death to the Cloud!
Hi there
another of these so called experts is the "Gartner" organisation -- usually about 50% of their projections fail --which is the exact same % as random guessing would give you -- yet organisations pay HUGE amounts of money for their usually rubbishy research reports.

Similarly look at the stupid notice people take of so called agencies who "rate USA's credit rating" -- wasn't it that same stupid organisation that totally missed the Bank / finance problem with the "sub prime slime" -- and who in their right mind thinks the USA is going out of business any time soon --if it does I don't know what the rest of us would do !!

BBC News - US loses AAA credit rating after S&P downgrade

Just ignore these so called predictions -- they are totally USELESS.

We will use devices differently -- of course tablet like devices and iphones are convenient for some type of internet access but I'd hate to create a spreadsheet, presentation or do stock exchange trading on these.

Cheers
jimbo
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06 Aug 2011   #129
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

why would Apple want to kill their illustrious and popular line of mac "pc" computers with tablets and smart phones?

and if that's the case, why would competitors stop making pc's as well? Seeing that components are becoming increasingly cheaper - pc computers are going down in price while new tablet technology will be high for the interim.

it's not happening anytime soon...
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06 Aug 2011   #130
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Oh dear

Hey I'm approaching retirement and if they think for a nano moment I want to be squinting at some ridiculous piece of junk that I can shove in my pocket they must be quite psychotic.

I love my PC and all the things I can do with all 4 of them - no they can put the ipads and phones where the monkey put it's nuts. As for this "cloud" I don't know what it's all about and I'd rather it stay that way.

Oh wonder if they have thought of bringing it out in braille for the visually impaired - hows that going to go.

Seems to me we are supposed to act like trained monkeys and jump at the masters command while they make their trillions from air heads who have got nothing else better to do but to have the latest piece of idiotology to play with.
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