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

12 Jun 2011   #41
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The PC may not die but it is obviously changing shape and form and as well the traditional PC is taking a serious back seat. If you look at the development cycle of Intel there priority is ARM chips not so much in enhancing multi-core CPU. ARM chips being in almost all devices, from netbooks to mobile phones. There was a point when desktops were king, then came laptops, now it's netbooks / mobile devices. I think economics play a role as well. In most of the world people want to be connected but don't have the income, how would WinTel make revenue if they kept selling $2K laptops, they wouldn't which is why there is a serious decline in laptops of that price range selling. Obviously doing any serious number crunching work is not going to work on a mobile phone or network, but internet will and that is their (whoever their is) whole point getting most people connected, what that leads too is unsure because it brings up serious questions, if you take down the grid you cut off communication and we as a society have become so dependent on our mobile devices and the net including myself that you have to wonder is this all another form of a drug ?

Google, Apple, Microsoft, Intel are the main market players they manipulate the masses, they control government, they are part of a dozen who control government. Just think Facebook, Twitter store everything you write what if that is used against you ? Your bank information is online, mine isn't but if "someone" wanted to find out who you are unless you have kept a tight lid on the information you post online, they can from how much money you spend per day to where you shop, to your favorite music. Is that a good thing ? I'm becoming more skeptical the older generation find this technology amazing, the older generation being 50+ yrs of age I don't think the young or the old or many for that matter know the ramifications of all this there will be consequences, how can their not be Google runs the Internet, one company runs the internet, one company digest for a minute. The internet is suppose to be an open freedom of speech medium but the government does want to change this, as they have in china. Close it up even more and that is easy when one or two companies controlling the internet. The net is still is free as in freedom of speech but will it last ?


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12 Jun 2011   #42
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Well I certainly don't want to part with my PC for something that's mobile, I'm not so why do I need a gadget that is.

I have no need for a Smartphone so that's one out the way, I may not be into the game set but it doesn't mean I don't need something substantial to be able to type out my messages on or a monitor that I can actually see instead of some tiny screen that I know wouldn't accommodate my Excel spreadsheets or be able to design with my cross stitch program.

I want my information in my possession to see and use whenever I want and that means I don't always want to be connected to the Internet for certain things so if it was all in the Cloud I'd be screwed.

It would be the same for my husband, he has trouble using a mobile phone, the keys are too small for him, so he'd have no chance trying to use a tablet or smartphone or even a laptop.
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13 Jun 2011   #43
alikhan1991

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Haha I know... and now my parents and some friends are all asking me about it becuase theyheard on the news that the PC is dead :P

Well maybe a tablet or phone can replace a PC for those very few people that never really knew what to do with one anyway, but nearly EVERYTHING I use a PC for is just PAINFUL or completely imossible on any mobile device now and for any forseeable future.
Well the richest person in the world is rich selling OS for PC and there is no stopping.
Smartphone is nothing but a free time gadget.
Even my 1Ghz smartphone processor gets hanged if i try to use more than two application at a time.
Smartphones or tablets are useless and they are only made to surf the net and watch the videos.
This is the most stupid thing i am hearing nowdays PC are dead.
If PC are dead than what will replace PC in companies developing game ,software ,special effects used in movies.
Are these people imagining developing games like crysis on tablets.

Well PC are there and will be there.
Nothing in present and future world can replace PC.
They are there to stay in our desk.
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13 Jun 2011   #44
Dazinoz

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Apple being sued for using the icloud name.

iCloud Communications sues Apple over 'iCloud' name - AfterDawn
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13 Jun 2011   #45
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alikhan1991 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Haha I know... and now my parents and some friends are all asking me about it becuase theyheard on the news that the PC is dead :P

Well maybe a tablet or phone can replace a PC for those very few people that never really knew what to do with one anyway, but nearly EVERYTHING I use a PC for is just PAINFUL or completely imossible on any mobile device now and for any forseeable future.
Well the richest person in the world is rich selling OS for PC and there is no stopping.
Smartphone is nothing but a free time gadget.
Even my 1Ghz smartphone processor gets hanged if i try to use more than two application at a time.
Smartphones or tablets are useless and they are only made to surf the net and watch the videos.
This is the most stupid thing i am hearing nowdays PC are dead.
If PC are dead than what will replace PC in companies developing game ,software ,special effects used in movies.
Are these people imagining developing games like crysis on tablets.

Well PC are there and will be there.
Nothing in present and future world can replace PC.
They are there to stay in our desk.
The article is talking mainly about consumers.
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14 Jun 2011   #46
jorpe

7600x64 ultimate, not SP1
 
 

I'd love to see some sort of study discussing the difference in power consumption between your data on a cloud server and having it stored at home. Energy isn't getting any cheaper or any easier to find.
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14 Jun 2011   #47
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jorpe View Post
I'd love to see some sort of study discussing the difference in power consumption between your data on a cloud server and having it stored at home. Energy isn't getting any cheaper or any easier to find.
There are DATA Centers that run completely on wind power, so as long as the wind blows there will be power to run the data center.
the majority of US households run on fossil fuels.

Having remote access to your data on your home PC requires your home PC to be running while you are away from it, basically wasting power.
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14 Jun 2011   #48
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

If you are running your machine at home as a server then yes, the cloud would be more energy efficient. But if you are talking about just USING your computer at home, then the cloud idea is VERY electricity wasteful.

And funny about the iCloud name. I don't understand why companies (Apple in this case) wait to trademark their names AFTER their announcements. This isn't the first time that's been a big problem. Course in reality, the iCloud company would not have ever named their service "iCloud" if it weren't for Apple giving them the "i*" moniker to ape on so... although the iCloud company is in the right, it's a tad distasteful that they essentially pre-stole the name :/
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14 Jun 2011   #49
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote:
There are DATA Centers that run completely on wind power, so as long as the wind blows there will be power to run the data center.
the majority of US households run on fossil fuels.
That is the problem, fossil fuels go out everyone has not power while major servers will keep running. How come people are against wind and solar electricity despite the fact they do work and can power everyones home the same way fossil fuels but when the debate surfaces and Party A wants to build for example wind power turbines everyone screams 'NOOOOOOOOO' Fossil Fuels won't go away they will last as long as our Grand parents another 80 yrs PHFFF yeah right.
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14 Jun 2011   #50
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
Quote:
There are DATA Centers that run completely on wind power, so as long as the wind blows there will be power to run the data center.
the majority of US households run on fossil fuels.
That is the problem, fossil fuels go out everyone has not power while major servers will keep running. How come people are against wind and solar electricity despite the fact they do work and can power everyones home the same way fossil fuels but when the debate surfaces and Party A wants to build for example wind power turbines everyone screams 'NOOOOOOOOO' Fossil Fuels won't go away they will last as long as our Grand parents another 80 yrs PHFFF yeah right.
I give it another 40-50 years at most.
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