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

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 16:47:06 UTC 2013


PC isn't dead, its just going small and mobile. While Android and Apple are
taking the world by storm, the vast majority of consoles are even
transforming into basically miniature PCs wit x86-64 cpus. Laptops are just
becoming more the rage over desktops.
On Nov 6, 2013 10:56 AM, "Tim Youngblood" <timyoungblood at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
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> 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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