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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RE[2]: Well
by thavith_osn on Thu 18th Aug 2011 22:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Well"
thavith_osn
Member since:
2005-07-11

You are right, they don't need another "useless" one, but a good one or great one (like iOS) would be OK. The more the merrier I say. I remember the days when most PC's you bought had different OS's on them, C64, Apple 2, Trash-80's, Amiga, BBC etc... As long as we can share data, who cares...

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RE[3]: Well
by Morgan on Fri 19th Aug 2011 01:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Well"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

The more the merrier I say. I remember the days when most PC's you bought had different OS's on them, C64, Apple 2, Trash-80's, Amiga, BBC etc... As long as we can share data, who cares...


I don't recall being able to share data among any of those systems. Even the ones that were based on the same processor had entirely different environments, file structures, etc. It was fun trying to re-implement programs from school at home though.

For reference, my first computer (and initiation to BASIC programming via TI-BASIC) was on a TI-99/4a at five years old; I asked for a computer in lieu of a bicycle and other toys that Christmas and that's what I got. In the following years I also used Apples and Macs at school and a Commodore VIC-20, Atari 400 (god I still hate that keyboard) and TRS-80 CoCo 2 at home.

The only retro machines I have left are another VIC-20 (thanks to my girlfriend; she never got rid of hers) and a Mac Performa 460 from the early 90s that is fully functional. It's the last Mac I'll ever own, sadly.

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RE[4]: Well
by Soros on Sat 20th Aug 2011 08:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Well"
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2011-08-20

[q]... and a Mac Performa 460 from the early 90s that is fully functional. It's the last Mac I'll ever own, sadly.


Why is the last?

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