Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Mar 2011 19:30 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Leo Apotheker has big plans. HP (relatively) new CEO wants to transform the company, and is willing to break with almost everything his predecessor Mark Hurd set out. How about webOS on every computer shipped by HP?
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No thanks
by Governa on Wed 9th Mar 2011 19:45 UTC
Governa
Member since:
2006-04-09

A 'Fisher Price' OS on a full-blown PC? No thanks

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RE: No thanks
by brynet on Wed 9th Mar 2011 20:08 in reply to "No thanks"
brynet Member since:
2010-03-02

I would say that the offerings from Microsoft and Apple tend to look like they collaborated with Fisher-Price as well.

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RE: No thanks
by Praxis on Wed 9th Mar 2011 20:18 in reply to "No thanks"
Praxis Member since:
2009-09-17

well I haven't seen anything indicating they are abandoning windows, and I can't imagine them doing such a thing. Though I'm not quite sure exactly how they will implement webOS, as an instant on option, a preinstalled virtual machine, or an emulator, or a simple application within windows. But however it comes it will almost certain be a companion to windows (and other webOS devices) rather than a replacement.

WebOs on the desktop could be used to probvide continuity from your phone to you desktop, the state of applications and the data you are working with could be transfered to and from your desktop. Imagine for instance, that when you place your webOS phone onto its touchstone charger, connected to your computer, suddenly all messages going to your phone appear on your desktop as well, and you can respond to them from your desktop. Or the tabs you had open in your phone browser get imported to your desktop browser. This is all baseless speculation on my part of course, but with a little imagination I think you could come up with ways that tighter integration between your phone and your desktop could be useful. If HP has even the slightest amount of imagination I'm sure they could come up with a few ways to make their phone and their desktops play nice together.

Or they could screw it up and it will be totally useless.

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RE: No thanks
by Laurence on Thu 10th Mar 2011 07:42 in reply to "No thanks"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

A 'Fisher Price' OS on a full-blown PC? No thanks

For all we know, webOS might just be shipped as a SplashTop replacement for Windows desktops / laptops.

It's certainly too early to be making assumptions based on the term "ability".

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