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iPad: Not Just For Mobile

Andy Ihnatko, writing for Macworld UK (hat tip to Daring Fireball):

No, I no longer wish I had an 11-inch Air. What I have here — a third-generation iPad and an Apple Wireless Keyboard — is better. I have better-than-good native iOS apps to handle almost all of my mobile needs. When only a desktop app will do, I have VNC, and/or the wonderful OnLive Desktop service that allows me to run Microsoft Office on a virtualised Windows 7 server

I’ve been feeling this since the launch of the first iPad. 

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Mac (i)OS, the Future of the Desktop

There was a giant argument raging on Macbreak Weekly on the future of the Mac OS.  Alex Lindsay thinks Apple, within 5 – 10 years, will license or open source the OS, pretty much abandoning the desktop in favor of its mobile iOS platform.  Andy Ihnatko vehemently disagrees, thinking there’s lots of life left in the desktop; he is merely curious about what Mac OS XI is going  to look like.  I think they’re both kind of wrong.

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