HP Has Far-reaching Plans for its Linux-based WebOS

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 10, 2011 9:41 PM EDT
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Yesterday, HP held a press conference where the company finally announced its plans for WebOS, its newly acquired operating system that happens to be based on Linux. The company is putting WebOS in a new tablet to compete with Apple's iPad, but WebOS is headed far beyond that, including becoming part of the brains behind HP's market-leading printers. That's yet another promising new market for a Linux-based OS, but HP's announcements are producing some desktop predictions that seem a bit lofty.

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