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10/19/2012 12:26 PM EDT
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R Sweeney
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R Sweeney   10/26/2012 7:12:28 PM
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Thank heavens I can do 3d cad, circuit modeling, image and video processing so well on my tablet. Oh... wait.

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BingDesign   10/28/2012 4:34:02 AM
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The impression I get is many folks seem to think that shifting "heavy lifting" work from PC to the cloud would result in more use of tablet and less of PC. However, these so called clouds consist of large server farms FULL of PC! Those rack mount systems may not look like your regular PC, but there are PC none-the-less. Many of these are custom-built and as a result may not be counted in typical market survey. The larger server farms may each have over a million CPUs for "heavy lifting". So no matter how you cut it, the demand of CPU bandwidth is increasing, not decreasing. The numbers floating in popular press are just a matter how the accounting is done.

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Steve5678   11/1/2012 12:58:00 PM
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Well, I may be the anomaly here, but: I don't own an iPhone, nor do I own a smart phone. My wife has a iPAD. Between our offices and home, I and my wife use 6 desktops or laptops. So my percentages would look more like: iPhone: 0% iPad: 14% laptops/desktops: 86%

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old account Frank Eory   11/1/2012 4:17:04 PM
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For home use, a NAS box with tons of storage has become a critical component -- our own "cloud." We have several desktop PCs (never giving those up!), and I've gotten tired of replacing hard drives just because someone's C drive is almost full -- mostly with media files. The laptops and iPad also share that cloud nicely. My biggest complaint regarding our various devices is the lack of "whole home" sharing of my biggest content-aggregator device -- the cable DVR box. How nice it would be to be able to watch that content on any desktop PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone in the house, and to be able to archive content on the NAS box. The MSOs are slowly addressing the first issue of multi-screen sharing, but in their own closed-system kind of way, and content owners will never allow NAS archiving of their content. If they would, my "whole home" content sharing problem would be solved immediately.

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