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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2009-09-23

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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RE: Of course, it does
by nt_jerkface on Mon 17th May 2010 17:02 in reply to "Of course, it does"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

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


Everywhere but the desktop.

Let's not forget that Linus also called OS X a "piece of crap" in that same auto-biography.

Linux has been the perfect competition for MS and Apple: All talk and no show.

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RE[2]: Of course, it does
by jokkel on Mon 17th May 2010 18:53 in reply to "RE: Of course, it does"
jokkel Member since:
2008-07-07

Linux is only great on embedded devices, servers or on devices without X.org and associated cruft.

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RE: Of course, it does
by cb88 on Wed 19th May 2010 16:08 in reply to "Of course, it does"
cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

That bit about Linux being more portable than NetBSD may be true... but NetBSD is actually maintained on a crapload of platforms whereas Linux is not. Try and find an active distro that supports Sparc32 and you will see what I mean... NetBSD runs on the original BeBox for crying out loud.

Use NetBSD today... or toil away at LFS and use it in a month... you can see why I choose NetBSD for my SS5.

I just saying it isn't exactly a fair statement to say Linux is more portable ...of course it is all it's just a kernel not an OS.

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