Fortune compares desktops with laptops and concludes that “as long as your usage pattern resembles the norm, the lowest-cost, highest-performance option for your company is a desktop.”
I feel the same way about desktops. That’s the thinking behind focusing on using desktops and not PDAs or other small devices as part of the effort to bring computing to the mass markets. People need the power of a computer. The only difference is that much of the world can, with intelligent use of software, use 3-4 year old desktops equally effectively, and bring down cost of ownership by 70-80%.
That is our thinking in the Thin Client-Thick Server, with second-hand PCs serving as the desktops.