And yet I haven't seen any solution for remote back up and wipe. webOS IS Linux based.
Originally Posted by mazzinia
I was surprised to see WiFiHotzones considering even a limited run of these - it may be easy to install on a router, but more code would be needed to manage the administration. Why consider webOS? A nice interface for router admin is nice, but how many of us are changing settings on a daily basis?
I got the impression that HP & LG were impressed by the code, the UI and the ease of app development - these are the reasons people wanted webOS to succeed. (no need to re-list the reasons why it didn't).
Of course any solutions for webOS / LuneOS users would still need to be added, so perhaps there's no real difference between this and any other Linux distribution, but it would be similar systems interacting, so possibly easier to implement.
As other OSes have adopted many features, perhaps it's not so true any more, but my understanding is that webOS is more than a fancy UI on a Linux kernel - it's designed for connectivity across the internet. On the other hand, maybe it's the 'weight'? Is it the case that other OSes are more like desktops where a browser is one of the apps. But webOS is basically a browser with a few extensions for H/W access. Isn't it one big app running mini apps that are just fancy web pages?
@ggendel: It seems to me that with webOS you get the intuitive UI and thanks to homebrew, we have also had the options.