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  Reply # 566550 9-Jan-2012 16:13
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Bee: There is one thing on a PC / Windows OS that iOS and Android wont do and even linux does badly.

Adobe Flash.

A small point for most people (?), but for me the number 1 reason I wont be giving up my PC anytime soon...


You are aware flash is on its way out at a rapid pace?

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  Reply # 566591 9-Jan-2012 18:03
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Bee: There is one thing on a PC / Windows OS that iOS and Android wont do and even linux does badly.

Adobe Flash.

A small point for most people (?), but for me the number 1 reason I wont be giving up my PC anytime soon...


You are aware flash is on its way out at a rapid pace?

QFT: O/T Google has a nice Labs project called swiffy which converts swf's into HTML5... very nice to see but not always perfect just yet.  

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  Reply # 567456 11-Jan-2012 16:57
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Google does make devices called 'Chrome Books'. 

They run Chrome OS which is very similar to working in the Chrome browser with Docs and all that. These things cost about what a netbook does but have no, absolutely no, internal storage. These things require an internet connection to do anything.

This is as close as I can think of to a PC replacement running something like Android. Yeah, and it isn't very close 

OK, I don't do a lot of content creation at home, just posts like this really. So, if I had someway to download, manage and store podcasts and music and also stream movies (I don't have and now don't think I'll be getting a big library of movies) then I guess I wouldn't need a laptop like this. 

Something like Chrome Book but as a box you plug into the wall for power and the TV for a screen. Use my phone or tablet for inputting. Well, maybe that would work as a low cost HTPC alternative ... maybe. As long as I had some local storage solution.

As far as working (content creation) goes, keyboard, fast processor and a big screen will be here for a while. 

This reply is proudly sponsored by the terms 'if', 'but' and 'maybe'.





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  Reply # 567463 11-Jan-2012 17:17
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Bee: There is one thing on a PC / Windows OS that iOS and Android wont do and even linux does badly.

Adobe Flash.

A small point for most people (?), but for me the number 1 reason I wont be giving up my PC anytime soon...



I run Opensuse 12.1 X86-64 with flash 11 and it works just as well as it does on Windows.
I also have a Sharp Galapagos 003sh android phone and haven't noticed any problems with flash.



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