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this is what dell should put in their inspiron duo, or some other mobile os. Maybe hp will come up with a similar netbook/tablet type of computer.
I doubt it, HP doesn't listen to people or markets, so long as they can crank out poo to sell to people that have no clue, and that don't care about quality or anything.

Why would anyone use WebOS, when there is ChromeOS that isn't proprietary and isn't as lame?
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I doubt it, HP doesn't listen to people or markets, so long as they can crank out poo to sell to people that have no clue, and that don't care about quality or anything.

Why would anyone use WebOS, when there is ChromeOS that isn't proprietary and isn't as lame?
webos isn't lame at all, clearly you haven't used it.
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Perhaps you haven't heard of the homebrew community behind WebOS... It seems nobody here has.

I've had a Palm Pre on Sprint since September of '09, and Palm has stood behind the homebrew community since WebOS's inception. I don't think the small community would tolerate such action, and I find it hard to see how HP would integrate that kind of stuff in an OS that doesn't preload software like WebOS. If they did, homebrew would eliminate it. Of course they could change it, but those that have used the operating system know its usefulness. I know HP could turn their backs on the community, but I doubt it.


Now, the integration between the phone and tablet as seen with the new TouchPad is awesome. It was mentioned with the announcement of the newer devices that they are looking to put it on netbooks and laptops. This would be another cool way of integration. While I wouldn't really need WebOS on my desktop for anything, personally, it could appeal (as previously mentioned) to the newer computer user or someone who just wants to quickly boot and load up a web page, email, or YouTube video without having all of the hassle of Windows.

I might be fanboying it up, but those of you criticizing HP on this direction need to take a step back and try out WebOS until you bash it. I haven't used much of iOS or Android to really criticize, but from what I know, they don't do multitasking like WebOS does -- and that feature is what's so great about PCs. WebOS could be an easy to use alternative...
Here is the thing. While the small, homebrew community maybe tight knit and passionate, I highly doubt that HP cares at all about them. Big companies don't care about small communities, because at the end up of the day, they offer very little increase to HP's bottom line. Sure you can reload it with homebrew, but seriously, outside of tech savvy people, how many are going to know how to do that? I am not questioning the validity of WebOS, because from all reviews I have read about the Pre, it seems to be a great mobile OS that unfortunately lacks commercial support by many major developers. What I am questioning is whether or not HP has to proper insight to properly use WebOS, or will they go their typically retarded way of slapping in bloatware and ruining it with non-practical usage like they traditionally do.

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Isn't WebOS the thing used in ASUS boards to instantly boot and go to the web?
WebOS is a mobile OS designed by Palm for the Pre smartphone.

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I doubt it, HP doesn't listen to people or markets, so long as they can crank out poo to sell to people that have no clue, and that don't care about quality or anything.

Why would anyone use WebOS, when there is ChromeOS that isn't proprietary and isn't as lame?
WebOS is not lame. According to review sites who have actually used it, it was fast, had a great notification and syncing system, and provided true multitasking. Considering when it was released, it was quite a revolutionary OS for smartphones. Unfortunately, Palm lacked the commercial backing to make it a success. Can WebOS be a great mobile OS? Absolutely! Do I trust HP to get it or anything right? Hell no! From what they are saying, they want to incorporate it into actual desktops as well, which would be a stupid idea IMHO.
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Those who have not used WebOS (and that is the majority of smart phone owners, which is a minority of over all moble phone users) don't know what they are missing. True multi-tasking, intuitive messaging and notifications, etc. The gesture based navigation and interface are great. Had Palm had their head on straight with the hardware, it would be much or popular than it is now.

That being said, most of the magic is the fact it is delivered on a mobile phone. Even as a WebOS user, I have a hard time picturing the desktop environment (although the card concept sounds kinda cool to me).

I could see HP using WebOS in their printers and allow for super easy wireless printer sharing without booting into an Windows or Linux or whatevah you have.
+1

I just finished upgrading my Palm Pre to webOS 2.1, HP failed here IMO not releasing this "officially" for older devices. My phone fly's on it, sprint navigation was a bit of a hassle and the wifi hot spot took a bit to configure but so far I am digging it.
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webos isn't lame at all, clearly you haven't used it.
Everything that has the word "Web" in it ends up being lame - like WebTV and Webinars.

WebOS is bound to be lame, being derived from Palm stuff, which was all lame.
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Everything that has the word "Web" in it ends up being lame - like WebTV and Webinars.

WebOS is bound to be lame, being derived from Palm stuff, which was all lame.
Like I have said and others have said, WebOS is not lame. Upon release it was still better in few areas than ChromeOS and iOS still even today. It is definitely a very viable mobile OS. The bigger question though, is whether or not HP can be counted on not to eff this up.
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All I can say is, goodbye HP, it was nice knowing ya...(Not)
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All I can say is, goodbye HP, it was nice knowing ya...(Not)
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How does webOS spell the death of HP? Even if no one ever wants it, its not replacing Windows in any way. They'll still be selling regular ol' PCs for people like you.

webOS will run in emulator, like an app platform (says HP CEO Leo Apothekar) which means it won't be the OS. More like a game station than anything else.
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