> Personally I'm surprised this debate is happening at all. By the numbers I'm seeing, the desktop is in decline. How you expand in a declining market is something that profoundly evades me.
More people use desktops now then they ever did in the past.
The PC market itself is in decline because you don't need to buy new computers every 3 years to keep up with changing software technology. A core 2 duo computer from 2007 is just as useful today as it was when it was new. Only now computers from 2005 are getting to the point of being annoyingly slow for most people.
That does NOT translate to a decline in desktops. Nobody wants to get rid of their desktops or stop using them. New devices are exposing new ways to use computers, but old ways are still going to exist.