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hartiq, I should have explained better. I currently use my desktop as you do: a "main storage unit" and I access it, copy files, run applications, etc. from whatever location I happen to be. But I had to set all that up myself, ie: ports through firewall, dynamic DNS, etc. What I should have said is that mainstream consumer NAS devices now have Private Cloud capability, that requires almost no configuration by purchaser. That will make it easy for average home consumer to set up. No desktop needed in that situation. There may still be desktops in the future, (I did say "almost dead") but they will be rare, and expensive.