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I'm going to go out on a limb here and propose that what he meant by WebOS being available on every HP PC next year does not mean that they will provide dual boot functionality on all their PCs.

I'm betting that this will more akin to the ExpressGate technology that everyone was excited to see a year or so ago.

Accessing the internet, checking all your email accounts, and chatting using your IM without booting up your PC will probably bother the hell out of a lot of HP users.

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Originally Posted by chronostorm View Post
I wonder if they'll be using it as an instant-on solution or something
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I haven't, but I never had to eat crap to tell people that sprinkling gold dust on it will not make it taste better either. Color me suspicious, but I do not consider a stripped down Linux iteration mobile OS with insignificant developer support a viable platform for real PC usage. The fact that HP/Compaq has its fat finger in this makes me cringe as well.
Thank you for that, best laugh I've had all morning. I'm gonna go clean my screen now.
post #13 of 48
I turn express gate OFF because it wastes valuable seconds during boot up. No thanks HP thats just junk ware, I would rather bust out my HTC EVO phone and use it for 7seconds while my pc boots.
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i love this method.

if no one likes your software because its just average, instead, just force it on them.
    
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post #15 of 48
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Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice View Post
I'm going to go out on a limb here and propose that what he meant by WebOS being available on every HP PC next year does not mean that they will provide dual boot functionality on all their PCs.

I'm betting that this will more akin to the ExpressGate technology that everyone was excited to see a year or so ago.

Accessing the internet, checking all your email accounts, and chatting using your IM without booting up your PC will probably bother the hell out of a lot of HP users.

Ding ding
Well.... we will see how this turns out. I have never been one to turn away technology that hasn't been given a fair chance by the world yet. I just cannot find myself getting even microscopically excited about this.
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post #16 of 48
Everything related to HP has bloatware associated with it. HP ships so much crap pre-installed on their PCs it takes hours to get rid of it... and now they're adding more.
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I was thought HP going to buy redhat for HP deskptop, laptop, netbook. but what happen?
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post #18 of 48
Did you guys just say that WebOS sucks? Are you stoopid? As an instant on solution it sounds good
     
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post #19 of 48
It's a decent idea, the whole instant-on solution thing, just like ASUS Expressgate.

It will just confuse the normal user though. I fear that normal computer users won't understand the difference between the instant-on solution and Windows. The computer will boot into WebOS, and they'll be calling tech support because they're in WebOS and are unable to find a file they saved on their Windows desktop.
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post #20 of 48
HP already has an instant on OS that you can access the net from, check email, view photos, and even have skype conversations on it.
They've had it on a lot of their upper end systems for about a year now. And honestly, it works great for what it is. I understand it's not for everyone, but some people that's really all they are looking to do with their notebook.
That said, WebOS is actually pretty decent. And I'm sure HP is gonna throw some $ into some further development of it, so it's possible it could be even better by the time it hits the shelves.
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