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No Brass Ring on HP's CEO Carousel

Sep 24, 2011, 14:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christine Hall)

[ Thanks to brideoflinux for this link. ]

"WebOS and the Palm brand were inherited by Apotheker, as HP had purchased Palm about five months before his hiring. However, Apotheker gave every indication that he was firmly behind the deal. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek in March, he made his now infamous claim about the Linux based mobile OS being incorporated into HPs entire line of PCs:

"'Apotheker says he also wants to make better use of WebOS, the computer-operating system acquired last year when Hewlett-Packard purchased smartphone maker Palm Inc. for $1.2 billion. Starting next year, every one of the PCs shipped by HP will include the ability to run WebOS in addition to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows, Apotheker said.

"'The move is aimed at enticing software developers to create a wider range of applications that would differentiate HP PCs, printers, tablets and phones from those sold by rivals.

"'You create a massive platform,' Apotheker said.'"

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