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Microsoft mounts campaign to win webOS developers

Aug 23, 2011, 19:01 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Caroline Gabriel)

"Amid predictable anger among the webOS community about the suddenness with which their platform was dumped, many were discussing Android as the logical place to port their wares, since it is also Linux-based. Another option was emerging as Ubuntu Linux, at least for the tablet oriented apps. As consumers raced to buy the discontinued TouchPads, being sold off for $100 in the US, many were compensating for the dead end (and shortage of apps) of its preloaded webOS, and installing Ubuntu Linux as a dual-boot OS (instructions on However, not all the Ubuntu apps will run because of the tablet's ARM-based processor, but users can get Firefox, Chromium, LibreOffice and others."

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