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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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.

I think the end of the world is more likely. Their revenue will drop at some point but Windows will be a cash cow for years to come. They could lose all consumer revenue and only sell to businesses and still be a highly profitable company.

As for Chrome OS it will bomb. It's too early for a web only system and Google doesn't have a good plan for printing.

What HP can do though is put WebOS on top of their Win7 laptops and people will use it for surfing if there are significant power savings. It would be seen as a value-added bonus instead of a restriction like Chrome OS. HP also has a better plan for printing which is to guarantee compatibility with their own line.

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