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    HP to intro webOS to notebooks and desktops

    Remember last year when I said that, in two years, most of us be running ChromeOS in some form? It only came out in limited release a few months ago but now HP, the largest PC manufacturer, is bringing out webOS on notebooks, desktops and mobile devices. iow, without Windows.

    Just like my prediction that IE would fall from grace, this prediction was scoffed at and made fun of with cries of "that will never happen". You should listen to people wiser than you.

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    I hate IE, so I'm already on the same page with you there. I'd be inclined to take you seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drhowarddrfine View Post
    Remember last year when I said that, in two years, most of us be running ChromeOS in some form? It only came out in limited release a few months ago but now HP, the largest PC manufacturer, is bringing out webOS on notebooks, desktops and mobile devices. iow, without Windows.

    Just like my prediction that IE would fall from grace, this prediction was scoffed at and made fun of with cries of "that will never happen". You should listen to people wiser than you.
    Unlike you to quote a source.

    The HP releases I've seen have been limited to tablets and phones--where did you get notebooks from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drhowarddrfine View Post
    Just like my prediction that IE would fall from grace, this prediction was scoffed at and made fun of with cries of "that will never happen". You should listen to people wiser than you.
    Sorry, but I’ve just gotta make fun of you now with a laugh at your “wisdom”. Honestly, who else cares on what kind of life possessing mission you are to take down Microsoft?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apostropartheid View Post
    Unlike you to quote a source.

    The HP releases I've seen have been limited to tablets and phones--where did you get notebooks from?
    Just like you not to read my sources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drhowarddrfine View Post
    Just like my prediction that IE would fall from grace, this prediction was scoffed at and made fun of with cries of "that will never happen". You should listen to people wiser than you.
    I still scoff at you. Ha!

    IE still holds ~50% of the market share currently, and that is not going to change much while most consumers still get Windows installed by default on their computers. Their market share is trending downward right now, but I wouldn't called it a "fall from grace", unless you are talking about really long term. As far as webOS goes, I don't see them being a huge problem for Apple/Android/Windows anytime soon. But then again, you are wiser than us so tell us how it is, great teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drhowarddrfine View Post
    Just like you not to read my sources.
    Oh don't be mean. All I'm asking is where you got the info from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apostropartheid View Post
    Oh don't be mean. All I'm asking is where you got the info from.
    I'm confused... the link in his first post clearly talks about them using it on notebooks and desktops...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inigoesdr View Post
    Their market share is trending downward right now, but I wouldn't called it a "fall from grace", unless you are talking about really long term.
    How does falling from 95% just six years ago to 50% today not count as falling from grace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drhowarddrfine View Post
    How does falling from 95% just six years ago to 50% today not count as falling from grace?
    First of all, six years is a long time in browser terms(and in computing terms). Firefox plans to make 4 major version releases this year along. When IE was at 95% they didn't really have any competition. Now they have several viable competitors but they still have as many people using their browser as all other browsers combined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy View Post
    I'm confused... the link in his first post clearly talks about them using it on notebooks and desktops...
    There's no link. The post title states that Web OS, by HP/Palm, will be deployed to desktops and notebooks. Chrome OS is irrelevant. As far as I know this is not the case; I wanted to know where he got such information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apostropartheid View Post
    There's no link. The post title states that Web OS, by HP/Palm, will be deployed to desktops and notebooks. Chrome OS is irrelevant. As far as I know this is not the case; I wanted to know where he got such information.
    There is a link in his post. I will copy it and post it here as well: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/...m_campaign=rss
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    That's so strange, because it just doesn't show up for me! Look:
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3011376/strange..png
    Then I apologise, drdr, I hadn't seen it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inigoesdr View Post
    First of all, six years is a long time in browser terms(and in computing terms). Firefox plans to make 4 major version releases this year along. When IE was at 95% they didn't really have any competition. Now they have several viable competitors but they still have as many people using their browser as all other browsers combined.
    Put it like this. Six years ago was about when Firefox was introduced. Since then, IE has lost about 7% per year, every year, with virtually no advertising for the others or forced installs like IE has.

    Back then, people would laugh at you for using FF or being concerned with it. Nowadays, it is IE that gets the rolled eyes. No web developer worth his salt uses IE. IE is for people who don't know better.
    Last edited by drhowarddrfine; 02-11-2011 at 10:06 PM.


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