The Latest Craze - Netbooks Kalamazoo MI

Recently, for the first time in computing history, laptop and notebook unit sales were larger as a percentage than desktops in Kalamazoo. This signals a true milestone on the path to the future of the field. As the speed and number crunching capabilities of consumer technology has increased, so has the functionality it can offer us.

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The Latest Craze - Netbooks

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Netbooks are the latest craze

Author: bloom media

Recently, for the first time in computing history, laptop and notebook unit sales were larger as a percentage than desktops. This signals a true milestone on the path to the future of the field. As the speed and number crunching capabilities of consumer technology has increased, so has the functionality it can offer us. What has just as steadily decreased is the physical size of these same electronic components. This recent usurpation of sales has taken place because we have finally arrived at a nexus point in which form factor and speed are combining in just the right ratios, for the first time, giving the average person the performance and usability they want out of something portable.

It's not hard to imagine that the portable to desktop market share ratio will continue in this direction as power and size complimentary continue along their respective curves. Looking at history, our current selection of computers seems almost unbelievably advanced. A netbook costing $300 dollars today easily outperforms the thousand plus dollar desktops of barely ten years ago.

The massive sales of the new "netbook" class of mobile computing devices seem to obviously reinforce this "sweet spot" assumption quite clearly. While laptops have been increasingly popular for years and are immeasurably more mobile than desktops, for most of their existence up to this point they have still been too large, heavy, and clunky (as well as slow) to be used casually as well as daily by the average individual. With today's advanced components, no sacrifice has to be made in any of these areas. Put simply, we have reached a point where computers are so useful and so mobile that they are finally ready for anyone in any situation. Perhaps in the near future, our computers will be as ubiquitous as legal pads!

One of the most interesting dynamics of the netbook market is the way in which it has opened up a window of opportunity, at least to some degree, for the Linux open source operating system. The fact that by their very nature are comparatively on the lower end of hardware performance is part of what helps Linux get their foot in the door. Some manufacturers even have an option to completely forgo Microsoft's products all together, instead allowing users to opt for Ubuntu, the most well rounded and currently popular version of Linux available.

As time has progressed, so have the versions of Windows; the most widely used operating system in the world. Hardware performance steadily increases, and right along with them, the required resources to run each subsequent version of Windows essentially double. Linux on the other hand has always been light and fast in comparison. It is also very highly configurable and can be scaled up or down to run on the slowest to the fastest machines out there. This makes it ideal for taking advantage of the low power and energy use typical of today's netbooks. Additionally, since they are generally more affordable than standard size laptops it is likely that those who wish to save money will be more apt to take this route when purchasing a mobile computer. Since Linux is free, it is well suited to this audience. While versions of Windows are available for every netbook available today, performance will always be increased by using the open source alternative.

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Nasreen Haque

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