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

Tim Youngblood timyoungblood at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 15:52:28 UTC 2013


Is the PC dead? It is on life support.

http://ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2013/11/5/mobile-is-eating-the-world-autumn-2013-edition


On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 4:07 PM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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