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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Competition is Chrome OS and not Windows
by deppbv78 on Thu 10th Feb 2011 06:38 UTC
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I personally feel that this is HP's strategy to counter Google's Chrome OS. They did not want to end up with another Windows kind-of situation, where their product is commoditized with low differentiation against competition & razor thin profit margins.

webOS will be reserved for a new product lines positioned as consumption devices to counter iPad-like tablets & ChromeOS based devices. I do not see them offering webOS on regular desktops & laptops focusing on producing content & other stuff. Instead, they'll continue to come with Windows/Linux.

I think in couple of years, traditional desktop OS like Windows 7 for consumer devices will move towards becoming irrelevant. They'll survive probably only in niche areas. Indie content producers will use OS X, developers & the likes will use Linux/Windows. Enterprises are the only ones that might continue to use the traditional desktop OS.

We saw revenues of Windows division going down for Microsoft in the previous quarter. I think Windows may cease to be a cash cow for Microsoft by end of 2012.

Edited 2011-02-10 06:47 UTC

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