Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th May 2010 18:58 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And here's to the good stuff. When HP bought Palm a few weeks ago, the computer giant made it very clear they are going to put the webOS on a tablet, and maybe even on a netbook. While it has never been a secret that the webOS actually runs just fine on x86, nobody ever tried to actually boot it on real hardware. Until now, that is - and it works, without any modifications.
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Of course, it does
by toast88 on Sun 16th May 2010 23:03 UTC
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webOS Boots, Runs on PC Hardware Without Modifications


Of course, it does. Whatever you call it, it's still a Linux and Linux runs on everything from wrist watch over toaster to mainframe and Space Shuttle. That's the whole idea of making code _portable_. During last FOSDEM, Greg Kroah Hartman claimed, that they even surpassed NetBSD in terms of portability. He said: "That's right, NetBSD, you lost that battle looooong time ago." He really cheered the audience with that.

Anyway. Nice to see that actually that what Torvalds predicted in his auto-biography more than 10 years ago is actually happening. Linux EVERYWHERE.

Drunk and happy now! Greetings from Oslo,

Adrian

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