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Comment: Re:Still working on it. (Score 1) 162

by James Durie (#39641589) Attached to: Chrome OS Introduces Aura Window Manager

Why not have both?
An Android tablet that also has Chrome OS on it.
You plug the tablet into a dock and you have a complete operating system more suited to a desktop environment.

People are already doing it with Ubuntu, this way you get it all from a single source so have the potential for better integration.

I would love to see this on the new google tablet when it arrives.

Comment: Re:Abused (Score 1) 102

by James Durie (#31582162) Attached to: Tax-Free IT Repairs Proposed For the UK

You are correct that it states "a reasonable amount of time" and the interpretation of a reasonable amount of time is left up to the interested parties to decide.
The argument that PC hardware is reasonably expected to last a minimum of 3 years is easy to establish however as that is the time period that all companies I have ever worked at have used as the depreciation period.

I would say it is reasonable to expect things like Televisions, Washing Machines, Dishwashers etc to last a minimum of 5 years.

Computers will not be perfected until they can compute how much more than the estimate the job will cost.

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