HP: The Linux Desktop Company
Mar 09, 2011, 20:32 (8 Talkback[s])
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"Well, I didn't see this coming. HP CEO Leo Apotheker,
according to Bloomberg/Newsweek said that "every one of the PCs
shipped by HP will include the ability to run WebOS in addition to
Microsoft Corp.'s Windows." I knew HP was serious about webOS, its
Linux-based tablet/smartphone operating system. I didn't know that
HP was this serious.
"For years, with the exception of Dell, most major PC vendors
have been very reluctant to offer desktop Linux. This has been
because they were afraid of upsetting the 800-pound gorilla of
desktop operating systems: Microsoft."