Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Feb 2011 23:29 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems And, of course, just as I decide to leave the live blogging to play a game of Left 4 Dead 2, HP drops the big bombshell right at the end of their press event: webOS is coming to PCs!
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Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Thu 10th Feb 2011 00:06 UTC
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There's only one company which has consistently managed, for years now, to increase the profit on their PCs and laptops: Apple.

That's what HP wants to become.

I don't buy it myself.

OS X sells because it's a powerhouse for the creative industry. From musicians and producers through to photographers and graphic designers - OS X remains a popular choice.

Where as WebOS is just a fancy front end to various social networking sites. Given it's target platforms, everything else it does in addition is very rudimentary when compared with OS X and Windows. Not to mention the fact that JS (compiled or not) will never out perform Objective C / .NET

I think HP just have their sites set on a SplashTop alternative or - at most - an alternative for ChromeOS netbooks.

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