Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Nov 2011 17:25 UTC
Oracle and SUN Now that Hewlett-Packard appears to be a little tipsy, not really knowing where it is and what it's doing, Reuters is reporting that the company is working on selling its webOS operating system. HP acquired webOS as part of its purchase of Palm, made a big fuss about the whole thing, and then let it fizzle out. The company rumoured buy webOS? Oracle.
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RE: Comment by shmerl
by ronaldst on Tue 8th Nov 2011 23:33 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
ronaldst
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2005-06-29

Forget Intel. They'd dump WebOS on the first company coming their way just like with Moblin. And never hear about it for the next 5 years.

Software doesn't fit in Intel's corporate culture. In fact, they're not very good at anything else than CPUs.

It's a company that bought several video card companies (Chips and Technologies and a few others IIRC) and yet, in 2011, still can't build decent low end GPUs. Intel poured billions into the Larrabee project and it was a complete disaster.

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Comment by zima
by zima on Tue 15th Nov 2011 23:59 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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2005-07-06

Hm, and it is a company which bought McAfee ...which seems to fit fabulously with "Intel isn't good at software" :p
Also, they bought and effectively killed Project Offset (check out videos from 5 years ago, still quite impressive)

At least Havok seems to still do OK. Likewise VxWorks (though, I hear they were always a bit of a "necessary evil"). And for some reason, their compiler seems quite decent... but such software gets into "they're not very good at anything else than CPUs" area.

Though, honestly, Intel GPUs are perfectly into "decent low end" for a year or so.

Edited 2011-11-16 00:09 UTC

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