Is the Raspberry PI the future of Dev Machines

With PCs increasingly locked down – think boot locking on Windows 8 tablets, and the rumors about mac istore only application installation, I’ve begun to wonder if the future of real general purpose computers will come in the form of devices like the RaspberryPI.  There is no reason – no ethical reason,  no commercial reason, no logical reason, why the RaspberryPi guys would want to lock their system down.  And its a simple enough device that in theory any number of companies could easily make something similar.

Developers are always going to want open, general purpose, non locked up PCs – I’m wondering if, ultimately, we’ll all be left with RaspberryPI type devices as where we do our everyday work.

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