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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RE: Don't get me wrong here...
by red_devel on Tue 18th May 2010 02:51 UTC in reply to "Don't get me wrong here..."
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If nothing else, it demonstrates the ease with which this OS can be ported. Just think- if some dude on the Internet is able to get this far using a generic image with zero modification, imagine what kind of hardware they already have this running on in Palm's labs. Especially since they now have a bottomless money-bag courtesy of HP

When you see this, you start to understand why HP dropped the much hyped Slate like it was hot almost the day after buying Palm. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if webOS is already running nicely on prototype Slate devices. It really wouldn't take much more than writing the drivers to get it 95% working. A little polish, app integration, and let the lawyers figure out that whole acquisition thing, and we could have slick HPalm Tablets by the end of the year.

And I'll be the first in line to get one. I'm a Pre Plus owner and I have to tell you this OS is an absolute joy to use. Really its the most excited a computing platform has gotten me since the first time I booted BeOS!

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