What I've discovered, though, is that my desktop PC, for standard development tasks, is astoundingly faster than my work laptop for just about everything.
Personally, though I really do want a new PowerMac G5 I can’t see myself investing much in desk-anchored computing anymore. Not since I got my first laptop, and later my first wireless ethernet card. What I can see myself doing, though, is maybe investing a little bit into a new PC for games, and maybe for a box with lots of storage and CPU power to stick in a closet somewhere and use via network.
<p>Sure, a dirt cheap box tied to the spot via a dozen cables should be able to smoke my lightweight personal computing device… but what if I use that stationary box <strong>from remote</strong> with that lightweight device? It’s client/server all over again, but this time I own both the server and the client.</p> <p>See… that’s where I <strong>really</strong> think it’s at. :)</p>