Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2011 19:34 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Major bombshell, and sorry, but this certainly requires a breaking tag as well: HP has announced it is discontinuing operations for webOS devices - effective immediately. Just like that... The TouchPad and Pre 3 are dead. Eh. Raise your hands if this brings back those painful memories of that infamous 'Focus Shift'. In addition, the company also announced its intention to sell its personal computer business.
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...so now...
by martini on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:45 UTC
martini
Member since:
2006-01-23

Let's get COMPAQ back

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by tyrnight on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:54 in reply to "...so now..."
tyrnight Member since:
2006-10-05

"Lets get COMPAQ back"

Eeewwwwww, why? They were the most proprietary pieces of crap in the pc world..

Edited 2011-08-18 20:56 UTC

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by libray on Thu 18th Aug 2011 21:06 in reply to "RE: ...so now..."
libray Member since:
2005-08-27

But they were 100% IBM compatible.

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by righard on Sat 20th Aug 2011 11:35 in reply to "RE: ...so now..."
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

I don't know the exact specifics, but once I got an old Compaq pc, and once I tried to install Linux on it (when booting the cd/booting for the first time, I don't remember) I got a BIOS error saying I should contact Compaq in order to run UNIX on the system.

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by Soulbender on Fri 19th Aug 2011 06:45 in reply to "...so now..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

God, why? Compaq always sucked ass.

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by Mellin on Fri 19th Aug 2011 10:53 in reply to "...so now..."
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

i have a brand new compaq presario laptop

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by bert64 on Sat 20th Aug 2011 08:33 in reply to "...so now..."
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

Screw Compaq, bring back DEC.

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