[Chugalug] Raspberry Pi on track to sell more units than Apple II computers

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 18:31:34 UTC 2013


The Surface Pro 2 is running a 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor.

The Surface is not x64 - but the Pro is.  Or are x64 desktops not PCs?


*- Chad W. Smith*


On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Surface Pro is not a PC because it is not x86 compatible, at least that is
> my definition.
> On Nov 5, 2013 1:21 PM, "Chad Smith" <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Depends on your definition of a PC.  Is a PC a desktop?
>>
>> I highly doubt the average person will be using a desktop computer in 10
>> years, or even 5.  At least not outside of the office.  I'd be interested
>> to see how many are using a desktop at home today.
>>
>> But if you define it as an X86 machine, or a X64 machine, regardless of
>> form factor, then it will probably be a lot longer.
>>
>> I mean, let me put it this way - is a Microsoft Surface Pro a "PC"?  What
>> about the XP phone from a few years back?  If a smartphone runs on an Intel
>> Atom chip - is it a smartphone or a PC?
>>
>> *- Chad W. Smith*
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 10:52 AM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> PC's death gets forcasted like every other year now.
>>> On Nov 5, 2013 11:36 AM, "Tim Youngblood" <timyoungblood at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> All that aside (thanks for saving me the words Chad) the most vital
>>>> aspect is that PC sales penetration into homes had flattened out over the
>>>> past decade.
>>>>
>>>> Now here we are with a device that could break through the price issue.
>>>> The question is whether it is one of price, or one of culture? I'm voting
>>>> the latter.
>>>>
>>>> Tim
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 11:12 AM, Wil Wade <willm.wade at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 10:39 AM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> in a time when computers are far more mainstream
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Computers are only mainstream if you count all the people who cannot
>>>>> open theirs.
>>>>>
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