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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korpenkraxar
Member since:
2005-09-10

I am tired of these depressing acquisitions of open source projects that are never fully pursued. I wish some unexpected company with a stronger device development tradition would move in here, see the full potential of WebOS and turn everything on its head.

ASUS perhaps?

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NuxRo Member since:
2010-09-25

WebOS is not open source, mate.

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r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

ASUS? Maybe not the best candidate.

Who was the inventor of the Linux Netbook? Who killed that invention on the drop of a hat when "biggy buddy" MS called?

Who knows of an ODM that is in search of an OS and isn't dependent on MS's ad rebates?

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korpenkraxar Member since:
2005-09-10

Hmm... I am not so sure about that. I think they show time and time again that they are willing to experiment with crazy shit like Splashtop and the funny Xandros distro they put on their netbooks. Kudos for actually bringing those produces to the market before MS craps all over them!

I think ASUS is in a different position now, having released several fairly nice and successful Android tablets. I wonder at what point the phone/tablet division will be more worth to ASUS than their MS laptop division.

Hey, let me speculate will ya! ;-)

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