HP's Open Source WebOS Code Has Arrived. Will Anyone Actually Use It?

By Adrian Covert on at

There's almost no reason for any normal person to get excited about the beta release of open source WebOS, but for those of us who still can't come to grips with the fact that Palm's stunted mobile OS was an abject failure, there's still a faint beacon of light to soothe the soul.

So what does this all mean? Well now it has been retooled for use on underpowered desktops! And that's fine, but is anyone really going to bother with this code? Probably not, which is sad. It may be a taxidermied husk of its former self (which HP gutted with its bare hands), but whatever, at least it's not on a printer—for now. [TechCrunch]