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

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 21:07:49 UTC 2013


Yes, a x86 based thin client is a PC.
On Nov 5, 2013 4:06 PM, "John Aldrich" <jmaldrich at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Quoting Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com>:
>
>  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*
>>
>>  Good point, Chad. I know that I currently have a Windows XP machine here
> at work. With the soon-to-be death of Windows XP, the company is looking at
> two options: 1) new Windows 7 PCs for some and 2)thin clients for others. I
> have no idea which of those I'll be getting, but you can bet a lot of
> people in the company will be getting thin clients. Is a thin client a
> "PC"???
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