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White paper: the economic value of the Long Term Support Initiative

White paper: the economic value of the Long Term Support Initiative

Posted Oct 9, 2013 4:36 UTC (Wed) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
In reply to: White paper: the economic value of the Long Term Support Initiative by raven667
Parent article: White paper: the economic value of the Long Term Support Initiative

> there is no evidence that the conditions _can't_ be met.

actually, for some things I think it's very clear that they can't be met

you are not going to get a large heatsink and fan on any mobile.

The storage available is always going to be much less (and no, an Internet connection does not replace storage)

and there is always a price premium on being small

you are mistaking turnover for use. the turnover of desktop systems is dropping (and to a lesser degree, turnover of laptop systems). No question there. But that just means that the R&D focus of the hardware vendors isn't going to be in that area, not that the traditional desktop OS is marginal.

if everyone keeps a machine for twice as long, the sales will drop by half, but the number of people using the systems remains the same.


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White paper: the economic value of the Long Term Support Initiative

Posted Oct 9, 2013 8:17 UTC (Wed) by dgm (subscriber, #49227) [Link]

> and there is always a price premium on being small

The new small is watch sized. In a couple of years a tablet or phone is going to be considered medium sized, and laptops just "big". And the desktop (actually deskunder) box I use is going to be considered frigging-super-computer-sized.


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