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Old 04/27/2012, 01:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Concerned: HP to launch desktops/laptops with Ubuntu, and webOS?

Ubuntu tablets, smartphones coming in 2013. In talks with OEMs. HP is in.?


Canonical, the company behind Linux-based open source operating system (OS) Ubuntu, is reportedly in talks with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to manufacture Ubuntu-based tablet and smartphone devices. These products are expected to be available in the market by next year.

Quoting Canonical's China chief representative, Yu Liqaing, tech.sina.com.cn reported that many OEMs--which were still undecided if they should support Microsoft Windows 8 OS--had expressed interest in increasing the number of tablets pre-loaded with Ubuntu.

Dan Han, market development manager at Canonical China, which distributes Ubuntu Linux, added that the company expanded its network of retail stores selling Ubuntu-based desktops and laptops to 200 shops in China. Hewlett-Packard will also be launching desktops and laptops running on Ubuntu, Dan added.

My question is, if HP will go with Ubuntu , what will happen with webOS open source. There is an inconsistency here. Donīt you think?

Last year, Canonical founder, Mark Shuttleworth, had expressed interest in the smartphone and tablet market.

Ubuntu tablets, smartphones coming in 2013 - ZDNet Asia News
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Old 04/27/2012, 01:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It will just a repeat of what happened with Ubuntu and netbooks but with few sales.

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Old 04/27/2012, 01:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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was holding my breath for someone in China to come to the party. This doesn't sound encouraging.
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Old 04/27/2012, 07:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't like to think of webOS on a desktop, but instead on a kitchen table, or on a refrigerator door..

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Old 04/27/2012, 10:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It will just a repeat of what happened with Ubuntu and netbooks but with few sales.

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Pls tell us what happened? Thanks.
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Old 04/27/2012, 10:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Except replace Android with webOS... I'll be happy.

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Old 04/27/2012, 03:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It will just a repeat of what happened with Ubuntu and netbooks but with few sales.

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You mean the one netbook HP Mini that was available with Ubuntu only in the USA? Yeah, sure.
Other netbooks had Xandros and Linpus, which are not Ubuntu.
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