Is the PC dying? I don't believe so. I look at how people are using tablets and, for the most part, they have mostly put bigger screens on a phone so that the children can play games and save the battery life of the parent's smartphone. Yes, I have seen some very specific instances of a tablet being used in government departments, specialist offices and medical facilities. But as far as general business use goes, there hasn't been so much. For commuters, the tablet is an alternative to a book, chessboard, Sudoku pad or movie player. People look a bit silly using it as a camera, however, and typing without a keyboard is not all that good. Bottom line: I think that we are close to market saturation with the tablet and close alternatives; and the notebook is still the most viable option for business people. (I forgot to mention browsing, that works fairly well if you have a decent wireless connection and don't have to type too much.)
So which browser is the most stable? The Web company Sauce Labs tracks when browsers crash by running tests automating a large number of operations against each browser. The worst-browser award goes to IE, with IE 6 rated as being the worst of the lot. To be fair, IE 10 is about six times more stable than IE 6. Top of the list was Firefox 22, with barely any readings. Chrome 27 came second with IE 10 in third place. Opera 12 was not so good, getting about the same rating as IE 9. Judged the worst of the modern browsers was Safari 6.
Apart from spy agencies, which sector do you think is likely to have the best security? I'd pick the banking and finance industry myself, but stealing money using time-proven methods like distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and hacking still works. According to Gartner Research, criminals are using the DDoS attacks as a distraction while they use other methods to siphon off cash. While the security people are looking in one direction, the real attack comes from elsewhere. Many banks across the world have been hit by successful attacks along these lines. Security is important, whether it's the password on your phone or the most stringent measures put in place by large organisations, but it is never perfect and you can't just forget about it once you've installed it. Remember James' First Law: if it's digital and connected to a network, then it's hackable, crackable and ultimately vulnerable.
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