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|User Info||Apple: Here It Comes.....; entered at 2012-04-17 15:11:32|
Registered: 2011-03-16 Pasadena, CA
There is not a snowball's chance in Hell that a laptop can replace my desktop machine.
Today's laptops have more than surpassed the capability I require for my work.
I spend a lot of my day in Xcode, Apples GUI frontend for gcc and gdb. I don't need the power of a desktop to do that. Camino (a version of Firefox) is my web browser that I escape to to get away from code development when I take breaks.
As a software developer, today's laptops have replaced desktops for everything except viewable screen area. Even then, they are not far behind.
postscript: I also write code for image processing pipelines. These things run in the background against data sets that are downlinked from satellites once a week. My interaction with the pipelines is to provide robust executables that produce images for the end users. My laptop could not execute these pipelines nor is it expected to.
Last modified: 2012-04-17 15:16:58 by marvinmartian