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Re: A Look at a Proprietary Linux Distro, webOS

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Wednesday 13 Jul 2011 22:33 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>> Touching on the state of webOS
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| HP may be taking the extraordinary step of actually
>>| licensing webOS to run on other manufacturers' devices,
>>| despite earlier statements to the contrary. That stance seems
>>| to have gone by the wayside, as HP has come to the conclusion that in
>>| the mobile marketplace, it's no Apple, and hanging on to an HP-only
>>| device channel may not be a great idea.
>> `----
>> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/181839/touching-state-webos
> Indeed.
> The article is a bit wrong, perhaps, about the lack of apps.  If the HP
> TouchPad is like the Palm Pixi, "rooting" it is simply a matter of entering
> a secret (until you Bing^H^H^H^H Google for it) password.  Then you can
> easily install PreCentral and gain access to a lot of stuff.
>    http://www.precentral.net/

HP sells just hardware, so it might as well allow this (no need for jail-
breaking), even /encourage/ this (with gentle warning about guarantees).

- -- 
		~~ Best of wishes

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