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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    You forgot to add, "... and they all lived happily ever after."
    Lol! I guess I did.

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    Portable devices will have to get much more powerful, versatile and imaginative to replace desktop any time soon. I can't see desktops disappearing any time soon. There were same talks about mainframes when PC showed up but there has never been more of them than now and are getting more and more powerful every day.
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    The battery is the barrier for better development of mobile devices. Perhaps they'll make greater strides with this: Electric double-layer capacitor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    No, desktop PCs will never disappear, but the point being is that market has flat lined and the mobile market is on a great rise. The introduction of the cell phone and laptops changed it all. So far as a phone, I started with a bag phone myself. Then a brick. Then a Nextel Direct Connect. Then a razor flip. Then finally a smartphone. Now we have all sorts of devices.

    MS needed to do something. Albeit perhaps greatly late to the game, but they needed to do something. 8 and the Surfaces are their answer. A rather ingenious idea IMO. A touch-centric OS to run across multiple types of devices (including the desktop PC) in conjunction with the WF8. Although a bigger learning curve, it will eventually become familiar to the masses no matter which device is used. That's the goal here. No one else is trying to accomplish this. I think in the end it will pay off greatly for MS.
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