"The reason we are not buying PCs anymore is because those we have are already pretty amazing."


Sun, Oct 27th, 2013 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Los Angeles-based software developer Ibrahim Diallo argues that the PC isn't dead, much like marketing companies would like you to believe. The real issue is that a well-built PC will last you far longer in number of years than a tablet or a smartphone. Best of all, unlike those touch-based devices, upgrading them makes them that far more resilient and less prone to you needing a new one.

I own a Dell Inspiron e1505 laptop. The display is broken but I plugged an external monitor. I am starting to use it more and more for development. Note that this model is from 2006 and still works perfectly today. I only upgraded the hard drive to a 120G SanDisk SSD and installed Ubuntu 12.04 and it now boots just under 15 seconds from the moment I press the power button. You might say that a tablet boots instantly, but this machine is from 2006 and I use it for development and to watch movies sometimes. I run the browser with multiple tabs open, my IDE running, code compiling, and I rarely worry about performance. If such an ancient machine can do so much, what would you expect from a 2009 desktop.



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