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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by fran on Thu 10th Feb 2011 20:16 UTC
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HP the company that brought the world the first mass produced personal computer has started to roll the dice again and flex it's muscles.
Since the new CEO came from SAP he has stated to regain HP's "lost business" and hinted software will be a priority.

WebOS can work for the same reason Ubuntu does, money, but it give it that extra dimension of being a hardware producer.
It would not make a lot of sense to use WebOS as purely instant on Windows precursor, since windows loading speed is already so much faster with SSD's and OS changes in itself.

Question is will we start to resent the fact that WebOS might only be tied in to HP's own hardware? Will that hinder or help WebOS mass adoption?

WebOS could work for these three reasons.
1. Hardware vendor being able to cut a pc's price by about $50 just by using its own OS will bring it the sales in especially the third world where $50 can be a month’s salary.
2. Linux rich variety of third party applications.
3. Cloud services.

So in essence cloud services or/and Linux base of third party software and more affordability computers can help WebOS where others has failed.

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