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Windows 7: The PC: "I'm Not Dead Yet!"

06 Aug 2012   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
The PC: "I'm Not Dead Yet!"

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There is a great scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail where workers go through the village to collect dead bodies. One supposedly dead man is tossed in the wagon when he protests, "I'm not dead yet!" If you have seen Spamalot on Broadway, you may also remember the catchy song titled "He Is Not Dead Yet" in the opening of the show. Well, that little diddy comes to mind every time I sit down at my laptop.

Despite the growth of mobile computing categories, the classic PC will never die.
Read more at:
The PC: "I'm Not Dead Yet!" | Tim Bajarin | PCMag.com


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06 Aug 2012   #2
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

The pc isn't dead. I still would rather watch videos and do heavy typing on my pc rather than my tablet. Everyhting else, though, I can do on my tablet.
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06 Aug 2012   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
The pc isn't dead. I still would rather watch videos and do heavy typing on my pc rather than my tablet. Everyhting else, though, I can do on my tablet.
Nor will it die anytime soon. There is a multi-billion dollar industry supplying components to people like me who rolls their own and OEMs as well.
Remember the PDA? That was like a tablet.
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06 Aug 2012   #4
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PCs will never go, the same was probably thought, when laptops were first produced (desktops would disappear). I still prefer a desktop any day over a notebook/laptop - greater power - and also tablets are just so limited by the power of their components and speed of tasks in which a standard PC could accomplish.
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06 Aug 2012   #5
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Pc won't die anytime soon and guess what? Pc has been making more money then the ps3 lately,coming in 2nd with the most sales according to EA sale stats.
EA release first quarter financial results: how much did they make from PC? | PC Gamer
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"PC delivered $276 million, the Xbox 360 $292 million and the PS3 $267 million. So the EA, one of the biggest publishers in the world, made more money from the PC than from the PS3."

I believe between pc gamers and the enthusiast is what's keeping the pc alive since they will buy all the new tech stuff and pc gamers will buy pc games and stuff like graphic cards,cpus,mobos ect... and such which will keep companies like intel, amd,nvdia and microsoft in business.
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06 Aug 2012   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

First what is a PC ?
I like my large screen, keyboard, mouse, tablet and other user I/O interfaces that I can use sitting at a desk on a decent chair.

BUT I remember when the first Mac was introduced - that little box thing with a small screen and that "windows" environment which was surely designed for the technically challenged. I was sure this type of thing would fizzle out!
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06 Aug 2012   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

PC=Personal Computer, a term coined by IBM way back when they first sold a "home" computer with a tower and monitor. then every one got into the game and they referred to them as IBM clones.
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06 Aug 2012   #8
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I actually knew PC stood for Personal Computer and I bought one of the IBM XT clones as my first PC a long time ago.
I meant was what do we now mean as "Personal Computing" now and in the future.

I question if there will be some true unification or accept a hardware split to accommodate different purposes.
I'll also put out there the question - Is the current technology direction actually dumbing down our children?
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06 Aug 2012   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Gotcha Michael. As for the children being dumbed down, yes. You can see them struggle with a simple thing like figuring a 10% discount, and they don't read well nor much. Too many alternate reality game universes to be involved in for real life.
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06 Aug 2012   #10
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

If cloud computing every becomes the norm, I wonder if most computers users will simply plug their handheld devices into a large computer screen at home.
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