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

15 Jun 2011   #51

Windows 7 Enterprise

Lets store our entire digital lives on a cloud, so we can access it from anywhere.

2 things wrong.

When the weather changes, clouds disappear.
When companies go bust or are bought out, where is and who owns our data?

If someone can access their data from anywhere, so can someone else.

If you want your data secure, put it on your PC.
If you want your data REALLY secure, put it on your PC, turn your PC off, disconnect your harddrive, bury it in a block of reinforced concrete.

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15 Jun 2011   #52

Windows 7/64 HPremium.

Calm down, everyone. Are the PR releases of an industry that has to expand or die, really relevant? Those who can afford it, will always buy the Latest Thing. Those of us who like to use "Big Boxes" will continue to do so. If a privileged few keep buying the latest high-end stuff, does that not bring down prices of the mainstream stuff for the rest of us? Yer pays yer money and yer takes yer choice...
To me, at least 50% of the pleasure in using a computer (of whatever form) lies in the fact that I have built it (and sworn at it!) myself. To others, it may be a different experience. We are all individuals, are we not?
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15 Jun 2011   #53
Tarka Dal


The PC 'will be' dead!
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15 Jun 2011   #54

Windows 7 Enterprise

My PC will die when I throw my iPhone 5 at it in frustration because the Linux OS I load on it wont connect to a windows domain.
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15 Jun 2011   #55

windows 7 Pro 64Bit

Like my guns, they can pry my PC from my cold dead fingers. It will be a cold day in (you know where) before I give up the desktop experience for some dumb terminal or a little useless tablet that has no real processing power. The software as a service model will fail (who would pay an annual fee) when the current model allows you to use software indefinitely. I as a beta tester for a well known Image editing product, will not give up my current version of the software for the lack of a better phrase an abortion of a program which is to be the next release. This decision would be hard to make if the software was cloud based and forced upon you under no control of your own. Why re-invent the wheel when it is rolling along nicely?
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15 Jun 2011   #56

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

No, I'm pretty sure it's not dead. Thousands if not millions or people still use PC's. Although the number is decreasing, I don't think desktop PC's will die very soon.
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15 Jun 2011   #57

windows 7 Pro 64Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
No, I'm pretty sure it's not dead. Thousands if not millions or people still use PC's. Although the number is decreasing, I don't think desktop PC's will die very soon.
They seem to forget when making these claims that there are still companies running legacy software from decades back which perform the job at hand and would be too costly to update to a newer system.
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15 Jun 2011   #58

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I think that eventually sales and use of the stand alone "box" part of the PC along with the keyboard will significantly decline in new PCs.

If small tablets already can do what they can than it is not hard to imagine that all of that power and more could be put into a larger screen which will in effect become the PC of the future. It may take 10 - 20 more years but that is what I think will happen.

I do not see a long term decline in the use of larger sized monitors which IMO will eventually include the motherboard. HDD etc along with voice recognition and touch screen technology.

Basically a full sized tablet.
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16 Jun 2011   #59

Win7 64

The PC is dead?

Just replace the psu
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16 Jun 2011   #60

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

I,Hate to say it but most of those Handheld devices are for people who have something to prove to whomever is around them

seriously do you have to take pics showing off every destination ?

Most people have no knowledge about a PC and care not to learn ,but when it comes to little do dad's and such they are fascinated and want to learn it quickly

It takes as much time to learn PC as it would a tablet smart phone everything can be simplified if given direction

Basicly people are lazy and always prefer a shortcut to doing the real thing and when they need to make use of how to use Pc there going to reflect wondering where they were the day that class was tought
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 For the nth time, they keep saying the PC is dead.

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