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Linux Desktop Space is no Place to Concede

May 18, 2012, 10:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Walter V. Koenning)

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.

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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