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The future of Windows 8 is still on the desktop, says Fuji

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Isn't the desktop dead for the mainstream Windows user?
    Not for any mainstream user that I know of. Not for any corporate computer user that I know of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    . Every year, there's a report from the OEMs saying that desktop PC sales are declining.
    May be because Microsoft don't help, Apple sell more and more Mac years after years, they now sell more than Dell or HP or Acer

    The Company sold 26.0 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 28 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 17.0 million iPads during the quarter, an 84 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4.0 million Macs during the quarter, a two percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 6.8 million iPods, a 10 percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Every year, there's a report from the OEMs saying that desktop PC sales are declining. That can be said because they last longer and can be upgraded when needed, but when was the last time you heard or saw a normal person install Windows and pop in a new video card?
    Desktops outlive laptops hands down. Between people keeping their desktop PC for what seems like forever, and people like me that build their own, I'm not surprised that preassembled OEM desktop sales are down. That doesn't mean desktop PC's are dyeing bread though. There will always be some people that only see what they want to see an ignore the rest.
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    If you go on Eggxpert forum ( forum of new egg) you will see that many peoples with 0 knowledge ask info on how to build a PC, I can't blame them if they own an HP before. few years back, only few peoples was building their PC, with Internet and forums, more and more build one. Those stats show Dell, HP, Acer and go you have to add the Motherboards sales to it (this is not easy to do, not all motherboards go in new PC)
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Isn't the desktop dead for the mainstream Windows user?
    Not for any mainstream user that I know of. Not for any corporate computer user that I know of.
    It's obviously going to be use in the corporate arena as they're more cost effective.
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    Cost effective in witch way, ? corporate purchase or rent Dell, HP , Lenovo , on those systems 7 or 8 cost the same.
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    No, cost effective as a whole new desktop PC, minus the monitor, can cost about 3-400 dollars.
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    Australia
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    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    I belong to a world wide self-help organization with several millions of members who work on a pro bono basis. And my contribution is to help people with PC problems in my area. Almost without exception, everyone I've helped, has a tower, and a large proportion have at least one if not two additional portable devices ... most common being a mobile touch fone with iNet access, and a much, much smaller proportion a laptop or tablet.

    I personally have two towers and a Sony Ericsson Android touchfone ... and a couple of archived dinosaurs for old times sake ... one with Win98 2Ed ... because I lke to unwind by sitting there in a semi-mesmeric state watching the progress bar when it defrags .... Triple lol!

    Most of the the members of this orgamization are just average working class Joes. Execs and managers can afford to pay. And I don't do it because I'm oh so altruistic! I enjoy it as a hobby and it helps me understand my own PCs better.

    I recently had a problem with a Thomson WiFi modem/router model TG782G setting a security password so nobody could access the modem from the IP address. This is seprate from the WEP password to protect your wireless access. Telstra's tech support, (Australia's biggest phone company), couldn't tell me the default password, even after escalating the problem.

    When you open the modem interface via IP addres, after a clean re-set, and go to Tool Box > User management > Change password, it has 3 boxes: Old password, New password, Confirm Password. Aside from Telstra tech support, I researched it on Google and various forums and nobody seemed to know the default.

    I tried mutiple different possibles, and after 3 attempts it would lock you out permanently requiring a modem reset. Quite by accident I found out why no one knew the default password. And that's because there is no default password! When you first open change password, after a modem re-set, you leave the Old Password blank; and just fill in New and Confirm Password.

    That kind of thing can drive you nuts.
    Last edited by Mustang; 18 Nov 2012 at 23:20.
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    lol, you bring me souvenir, how many hours pass on front of this

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  10. #20


    Australia
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    lol, you bring me souvenir, how many hours pass on front of this

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    Hi area66. Glad you enjoyed! I don't know why, but used to sit there for hours watching that, and getting a rush when it got towards the end and suddenly started leaping ahead like Superman jumping sky scrapers with a huge single bound! LOL!

    They were the good old days, when you really had to work to make things work! With DOS, 16bit, 1GB Hard Drive and System File Check taking 2 -3 hours! Me thinks we might be a bit spoiled rotten with SATA3 SSD HDs and SLI Linked graphics cards, and radiator cooled CPUs with 6 cores and 12 threads?
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