computers... who needs one of those?

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    Am I the only one who feels a computer is a lot less necessary when you own a smartphone like the droid? My laptop just died tonight while trying to update itunes. It locked and then when I restarted it, it said disk read error and will not boot up. Lately though I was beginning to realize that all I really do on it is browse the web and stuff, and the droid does that just fine. So for now I am really not to concerned.

    Anyone else feel the same way?
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    i love my droid and all but that 3.7in screen aint got nothin on my 27in imac screen i have at home....now on the other hand..give up my crappy pc at work..i might be able to do that...:icon_ goofy:
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    Lol, even tho i just got my droid, i was thinkin the same thing, there rly isnt a reason for the comp but, well you kno hehe,

    so i can say i wont use the comp as much
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    love my Asus notebook too much to give it up without a fight... but yes i use it far less now that i have my Droid
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    for basic web surfing, emails, and IM, yeah the computer seems useless. no sense in firing up the computer when your Droid is already booted up and ready to go. However, without the computer, we can't root the device, get our movies on the device, etc.

    The two are like pb&j, go great together and alone each are only alright...






    but really i'd take my computer over Droid, please don't ban me:redface:
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    Well my computer just died and I really could care less. I can't load music onto it but I wasn't doing much of that to begin with. As long as I can do my online banking (which I can on the Droid) I'm all set. Actually I may still be able to transfer music from my PS3 to the Droid.

    EDIT: I can transfer between my PS3 and the Droid. I just tried and it works great.
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    I wouldn't give up my computers anytime soon, but I have to be honest. I am sitting in front of my 27in iMac and I am browsing the web on my Droid. I guess it is an automatic response now.
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    Google has noticed that as well. That's the whole idea behind the operating system they're working on. It's just a web browser.
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    Defiantly would not give up my MacBook Pro for the Droid. Even on its best day it can't compare to it. Yeah it has some nice capabilities but its no repacment.


    Now if I had a PC yeah it would have no problem replacing it.
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    I do find myself using my laptop less but I would not give it up any time soon. I can't program on the Droid. But I don't web surf as much on my laptop as much as I used to, or email.
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    :r_c:

    PC dualbooting Win7/Ubuntu is nothing to sneeze at fella
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    The point that people are attempting to make is that the Droid is really the first true smartphone on the market.

    The blackberry's are not. They are totally limited.

    The IPhone is the anti-smartphone. It's meant for people who can't handle change.

    The Droid is truly the first phone where you can treat it as a computer.
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    haha, i like that line... so simple, yet so true
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    I've had my Droid for a week now and my laptop is feeling very neglected!
    Yes, I still use my desktop just as much as I did pre-Droid but I have very little need to touch the lappy anymore.

    Poor lil laptop... such a great 'puter and yet you've been replaced by something that fits in my pocket :p
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    A computer what is that? oohhh that thing I thru in the attic about a month and a half ago better go see if it's still up there
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    thats better then most PC users but i QUAD-boot my macbook with OSX, winblows 7, Linux Mint 8, and FreeBSD.


    linux mint is a spinoff of ubuntu it actually uses the same kernel with some minor tweaking so its slightly faster and has a better UI.
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    yeah. i wanted a Mac so i could triple-boot (OSX,Linux, Windows). but couldn't find it in my heart of hearts to spend $600ish extra just for that.
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    My laptop's keyboard fried a while back and I was snowed in for four days with no way to call in backup... so much for a warranty under those circumstances! I was surprised how little I missed while using the Droid, really... I even did recording/uploading to YouTube and it worked seamlessly. I'm happy to have the computer, as it has a bit more convenience and software in the right environment, but despite my addiction to technology and all things internet my life was perfectly the same for the week without a computer. Even Skype and AIM... it was kind of fun, great bonding experience. :heart::motdroidhoriz:
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    One difference the Droid will make is that I won't be taking my laptop on motorcycle trips anymore. That's gonna free up a lot of valuable space.
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    My PS3 and Droid are getting along famously. Good to know I can still add music to it. Can't do that on an iPhone. :)