The 9th Soul

How HP Could Turn a Novelty Into a Revolution

Posted in technology by Fated Blue on September 2, 2008

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RobotsDinner writes
“HP’s TouchSmart desktop is cool, but a blogger suggests it could be the beginning of a revolution if HP were to finally make the move of ditching Windows and building a Linux distro around the TouchSmart UI. ‘Hello, HP. The UI of your latest TouchSmart computer says something about you. You may not have recognized your own weaving-in of meaning, but it comes across quite clearly if one reads just right: You want out. You want to escape the world of Windows to which Microsoft has sequestered you for the better part of two decades. Ah, but you can. No longer does Bill Gates stand guard outside your cell… It’s time to ditch Windows and build a Linux distro around the TouchSmart UI… Your captivity of innovation under Microsoft is over. You’re free. Free to invent, as you might put it.'”

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