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Windows 7: By 2014, less than 20% of devices connected to the Internet will power

01 Sep 2011   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Let's see if I got this correct. The CEO of VMware wants everybody to buy VMware.
This has nothing to do with vmware. Nobody can buy a piece of any vmware software and replace their personal computer operating system by using it.

These numbers aren't outlandish to me, maybe misleading. I mean, i have lots of devices that can access the Internet. My BR player, my Xbox360, my PS3, my Wii, my droid, my wife's iPhone, etc.

I regularly access the Internet through my PS3 (Netflix and Hulu), my Droid and my laptop. Thus, you could say that I'm down to 33% from a personal computer. This in no way means that I plan to stop using my laptop/desktop any time soon...but it's not the only way I get to the Internet.


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01 Sep 2011   #12
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all

There've been ZILLIONS of threads on this topic before.

Suggested rules :

1) DO NOT put any faith whatsoever into GARTNER's predictions --they have about as much credibility as my Grandmothers cat trying to design a complex Engineering solution to solving traffic jams on LA's Freeways. Their predictions average just about the same as random guessing would do.

2) If you need to create a spreadsheet / powerpoint demonstration then tablets / ipods can sink in the nearest river.

3) If you can connect a keyboard and a decent monitor to a device (and it could be a mobile phone) then is it a "PC" or not.

I have no problem with new devices replacing PC's so long as they can deliver what I need -- a small phone with an external keyboard and the ability to plug it into a DECENT say 60 CM screen would be fine.

Cheers
jimbo
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01 Sep 2011   #13
awenthol

7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
I need a 'real' keyboard, so I've gotta have a computer. No way around that.
I don't remember what it was (not that it matters to make a point) but I used a "dual screen" laptop last weekend. The keyboard opens on the bottom screen (sits like a normal laptop) and it was horrible to type on. You can't rest your fingers on it...so, I agree, I will always need a legitimate keyboard. I love my EVO but would never use it for more than short email responses.


I love how all these claims of cloud computing leave out the fact that most people don't have access to fast internet.
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01 Sep 2011   #14
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

I agree because most people will be using laptops with Windows on them. They seem to think everyone will move to tablets or phones. Sure I use a phone at work but it's secondary and I will always be using a laptop. My laptop is the best all around answer.
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01 Sep 2011   #15
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Some of this discussion has been around for decades. I think it mainly concerns location or processing and memory elements. Gilder's future "fibresphere" is an example of wide access to "dark fibre".
circa 1995
http://www.duke.edu/~mccann/gild-tel.htm
http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~gaj1/fiber.html
The computer BUS is on your doorstep you just need I/O.
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01 Sep 2011   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigcitycat View Post
I agree because most people will be using laptops with Windows on them. They seem to think everyone will move to tablets or phones. Sure I use a phone at work but it's secondary and I will always be using a laptop. My laptop is the best all around answer.
They said that less than 20% of internet access would be from PC's. So, it's still 20%. Nobody ever said PC's were going away..there will just be many other devices that we use which will also have access. You mentioned your phone...so if your laptop and your phone both hit the web, than 50% of your devices that hit the web are not PC's.

People are reading way more into this story than what is there.
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01 Sep 2011   #17
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is rich coming from a company that deals with software vitalization and cloud storage. I mean come on, this is like IBM saying desktops have gone the way of typewriters.

People these days.....
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01 Sep 2011   #18
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
The purpose of all predictions of this type is for the purpose of creating a public mindset which is conducive to the goals of the predictor. Unless the prediction is based on real hard facts, I usually ignore them. Even if they are fact based, I may anyway, unless it makes sense to me, and I accept it, because facts are only tiny pieces in the big picture.
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THIS!

I only wish we consumers had a way to get OUR opinions delivered to as many people as these kinds of bs'ers.

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02 Sep 2011   #19
Stratos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8
 
 

It just proves that you don't have to be smart or objective to be the CEO of VMWare.
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02 Sep 2011   #20
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

Hype. Trying to drive stock prices.
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