|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] HP WebOS threats
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Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2011 00:01:49 -0400
From: Ruben Safir
Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] HP WebOS threats
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On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 11:49:45PM -0400, Ruben Safir wrote:
> I know folks 'round these parts don't believe in pre-installed systems
> but HP is making some serious noise about the GNU/Linux based WebOS
> being preinstalled on EVERY HP system in the future, and I think that is
> worthy of some notice.
> Speaking to Bloomberg, HP CEO Leo Apotheker said that starting in 2012,
> every one of HP?s PCs will be shipped with the ability to run WebOS as
> well as Windows.
> Speaking to the Seattle Times, Phil McKinney, CTO of HP's personal
> systems group, said the company's new approach would be "a combination
> of taking the existing operating systems and bringing WebOS onto those
> platforms and making it universal across all of our footprint."
> According to Bloomberg, the aim of including WebOS is to encourage
> developers to develop applications for more than just phones and
> tablets. The end result is hopefully differentiating HP PCs, printers,
> tablets and phones from competitors' products.
> In addition, things seem that they will start with the new "phones" and
> touchpad devices that will be introduced this summer which at least
> promise to have extrodenary interoperability with each other and HP
> printers on the network, which, to my knowledge, would be the first time
> you'll be able to readily print your email from your phone to your HP
> lazerjet printer, all with a GNU/Linux backbone.
> http://www.mrbrklyn.com - Interesting Stuff
> http://www.nylxs.com - Leadership Development in Free Software
> So many immigrant groups have swept through our town that Brooklyn, like Atlantis, reaches mythological proportions in the mind of the world - RI Safir 1998
> http://fairuse.nylxs.com DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir 2002
> "Yeah - I write Free Software...so SUE ME"
> "The tremendous problem we face is that we are becoming sharecroppers to our own cultural heritage -- we need the ability to participate in our own society."
> "> I'm an engineer. I choose the best tool for the job, politics be damned.<
> You must be a stupid engineer then, because politcs and technology have been attached at the hip since the 1st dynasty in Ancient Egypt. I guess you missed that one."
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