Latest in C600

Image credit:

webOS booted up on a PC, just for kicks (video)

Nilay Patel
05.16.10
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

It's always been possible to run webOS on a PC using the emulator built into Palm's SDK, but it turns out that the OS image used for the emulator can actually be installed on an IDE hard drive and booted from -- which is exactly what one enterprising member of the PreCentral forums did with his Dell C600 laptop. It's not too surprising webOS can do this, since it's built on Linux, but don't get too excited yet; the OS runs in a funky aspect ratio in a small portion of the screen and the lack of a touchscreen means you're stuck using the keyboard to navigate. Still, it's hard not to watch this without visions of webOS running on all manner of HP hardware in the very near future -- a tablet, perhaps? Video after the break.



All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Readers weigh in on what makes the OnePlus 7 Pro a worthy contender

Readers weigh in on what makes the OnePlus 7 Pro a worthy contender

View
Magic Leap reportedly only sold 6,000 AR headsets in six months

Magic Leap reportedly only sold 6,000 AR headsets in six months

View
AI-powered Lego sorter knows the shape of every brick

AI-powered Lego sorter knows the shape of every brick

View
Researchers create bone-inspired 3D-printed building materials

Researchers create bone-inspired 3D-printed building materials

View
'Death Stranding' update will fix tiny, hard-to-read text

'Death Stranding' update will fix tiny, hard-to-read text

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr