posted on Apr, 6 2005 @ 06:42 PM
... 230Gigs per square inch...
... guh... meh... erk... *seize*
I remember paying $600 for my 250MB drive... $150 for a 4MB SIMM... 200 for a 14.4 modem!! (For the younger crowd a modem is this boxy thing with
lights and switches plugged into the phone line
) last year I FINALLY went from a dual p3/700 setup to this nice 'n' fancy P4 2.6, and it blows
me away Im so far behind. I filled the 160GB (20 for XP, 90 for data, the rest in other partitions) in a month or two. One terabyte in a single
drive would be nice, no need for little raid towers hehe.
I don't think computers will be toooo
much different in 10 years. As long as the industry has not yet shifted to quantum computing and pure
optical components, they should still look about the same as today on the inside. As far as part layout and system design not much has changed except
those few years where the boys liked to use card style cpu sockets. But now we're back to good ol' ZIF's just like we were in the early 80s. RAM
will still be on sticks. There will still most likely be a normal max of 4 RAM slots on a motherboard, so 4GB per stick is pretty reasonable. Cost
may be prohibitive for end users to have 16GB tho. Buses will look a little different most likely but they will still basically do the same thing,
just much wider arch.
The real change I see is the operating systems they will be running. I see MacOS (currently OS X.whatever, unix kernel with MacOS GUI) being ported
to x86 (or whatever the end result of modern day x86 will be), and Linux taking a strong hold on the "user" market as Windows falls farther and
farther behind. With MacOS and Linux variants beind the dominant operating systems (meaning Unix would be used by the majority of end user
consumers), computer systems will be exponentially faster, more stable, and more compatible with eachother regardless of brand, ignoring the gains in
hardware power, compared to a Microsoft world.
Im still waiting for my FUFME drive tho... where is that darn thing...