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Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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8/8/2013 | 3:15:30 PM
re: What Desktop Virtualization Means To Windows 8
No disagreement. The point isn't that virtualization is some big barrier between Windows 8 and success, or that virtualization alone is turning tablets into viable PC replacements. A lot of people would buy a tablet over a PC simply because they prefer a tablet. Virtualization isn't necessarily part of the equation on the mass market level.

But some businesses wouldn't be using tablets if it weren't for virtualization. Other companies would have felt more pressure to upgrade hardware and OSes, if not for virtualization. VDI and related technologies aren't "killing PC sales," but they're among the supporting actors that have created the market conditions that have allowed tablets to thrive in the workplace.
moarsauce123
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moarsauce123,
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8/8/2013 | 8:13:42 AM
re: What Desktop Virtualization Means To Windows 8
You're right, JPolk:

In fact, since last year, report after report has declared that PC sales are falling because users now prefer tablets and smartphones.

But tablets aren't the only reason the PC market has been in
disarray. Desktop virtualization has also played a behind-the-scenes
role -- and that's been bad news for not only PCs, but also for Windows
8.
JPolk
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JPolk,
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8/8/2013 | 2:35:35 AM
re: What Desktop Virtualization Means To Windows 8
"Since late last year, report after report has declared that PC sales are falling because users now prefer tablets and smartphones.

But tablets aren't the only reason the PC market has been in disarray. Desktop virtualization has also played a behind-the-scenes role -- and that's been bad news for not only PCs, but also for Windows 8."

Really? Virtualization? The thing that's killing PC sales is tablets, which is just relinquishing some market share, and Windows 8 itself.


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