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Windows 7: IBM Declares the End of the PC Era


12 Aug 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I read an article like this yesterday on Tom's, and IBM compares the PC to incandescent light bulbs, vinyl records, and typewriters. The thing is that the PC has been around for about 30 years, all those other technologies have been around for at least a 100 years. So well see.

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12 Aug 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

I think we are more likely to be nearer to the end of the Steve Jobs era, and are definitely in the post IBM era
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12 Aug 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle_SP1 View Post
Do you all live blinkered lives.
What? What does "blinkered" mean?
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12 Aug 2011   #14

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle_SP1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
They all say it's the end of PCs bu in fact, we are all still using them. Oh and btw, I don't use any mobile device. PCs FTW.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NeroDevil View Post
Bah, not the first time this has been mentioned...and guess what? PC's are still here.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
The end of the PC?

Steve Jobs, the major competition, thinks so.

IBM, the company that made the biggest business gaffe of the 20th century, thinks so.

Mmmm. Do I see a pattern here?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Schroff87 View Post
*yawn* been reading the end of the pc comments since the late 90's but here I am writing this on the PC. They probably want to enter the tablet or cloud business I suppose or maybe just want some quick publicity :P
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle_SP1 View Post
Do you all live blinkered lives.
What? What does "blinkered" mean?
He's calling you singular-minded, blind, or stubborn-willed. Basically thinks you and others are blind to the "truth"
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12 Aug 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I heard some radio show yesterday saying that computers were defunct now and having an iPad2 would do everything you need. They couldn't believe a device like the iPAD2 was the universal replacement for the PC.

I'm not sold on tablets whatsoever. I've used them all, and don't like any of them. I really, really, don't. I've used the iPad, the ePed, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the BlackBerry Playbook, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and they are all neat to play around with and surf the web...but to get any real work done or to post on forum sites with lots of typing...i immediately set down the tablet and grab my laptop. I absolutely despise typing on a touchscreen.
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12 Aug 2011   #16

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

I wouldn't be suprised if both Jobs and Dean used multiple PC's; both at home and work.
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12 Aug 2011   #17

Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Preview x64
 
 

I don't see PCs coming to an end, at least in the next 10 years. I have 1 laptop and 6 working PCs in my home office and will certainly build another rig in the near future... but no small device. I also agree that it's all about marketing.
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12 Aug 2011   #18
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Keep buying them, they will come and make them.
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12 Aug 2011   #19

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I don't even know how IBM gets off saying /anything/ about the PC buisness.

They created and immediately LOST it, struggled forever to keep up, always losing, finally giving up and selling off their entire PC buisness.

They reall never "got" PCs even being the inventer of the modern "PC".

So how do they know enough suddenly NOW to say it's over? I think you can pretty much take everything IBM says about the PC buisness and invert it and have a better stab at the truth
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12 Aug 2011   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I heard some radio show yesterday saying that computers were defunct now and having an iPad2 would do everything you need. They couldn't believe a device like the iPAD2 was the universal replacement for the PC.

I'm not sold on tablets whatsoever. I've used them all, and don't like any of them. I really, really, don't. I've used the iPad, the ePed, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the BlackBerry Playbook, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and they are all neat to play around with and surf the web...but to get any real work done or to post on forum sites with lots of typing...i immediately set down the tablet and grab my laptop. I absolutely despise typing on a touchscreen.
Agreed. Try running AutoCAD 2012 on an iPad. You can't. Try running PhotoShop on an iPad. You can't. All an iPad is good for is playing games, checking email and getting immersed in social networks.

The PC dead? Hardly. Not for a long time to come. Maybe once we all get 100Mbps internet, perhaps. Still, what happens if your connection goes down?

Cloud computing is an esoteric endeavor but it will be a while before it becomes even remotely ubiquitous as PCs.
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