Linux Desktop Space is no Place to Concede

Posted by raislinux2 on May 18, 2012 9:54 AM EDT; By Walter V. Koenning
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The desktop is not going to disappear suddenly because there is a movement to include mobile devices. On the contrary, I see years in which a business will adopt a multitude of new devices, and the infrastructure needed to make them all work coherently.

I do not see desktops being pulled out of the office space, thrown into a dumpster and replaced with a tablet.

Imagine the uproar if the staff here walked in next week and found tablets. I guess we could get our Facebook pages made easily, but not much else would be completed.

In defence of Andrea's well-meaning but seriously flawed report (Say Goodbye to Linux on the Desktop), she probably based her conclusions on several demos we watched at a trade show.

In one demo, an Android based smartphone was slowly moved closer to a desk where blue tooth enabled devices (mouse, keyboard, LCD and printer) automatically sync'ed and activated as the smartphone approached. What the demo showed is that eventually, yes even I can see the writing on the wall, eventually our smartphones will be powerful enough to basically serve as the CPU for "desktop" applications.

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