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HP plans to launch PCs that can run WebOS

In this competitive world each and every company is developing new techniques to maintain a remarkable position. WebOS is an operating system used in mobile phones. This is a futuristic plan which HP would be implementing in the next year. This would definitely create a new segment in the market and would attract customers. WebOS was first introduced by Palm in the year 2009. This operating system is the successor of Palm OS. The formation of WebOS was by collecting similar things and then combining them so that they work together to sort out many functions. It works on the Linux kernel. This operating system uses the Web 2.0 technology. HP acquired Palm in the year 2010 for the WebOS operating system. The best part of WebOS is the Synergy feature. Through the accounts in Google, Yahoo!, and Facebook, a user can collect information from many resources. Even for messaging, Synergy integrates all the conversations of each contact and makes it a single chat style window. The WebOS utilizes the Webkit layout engine.

The company has decided to use the mobile operating system, that is, WebOS in the desktops. HP has announced that the personal computers that will be shipped in 2012 will be having the ability to run WebOS. The intention behind the introduction of WebOS is to attract the software developers to create applications for the WebOS ecosystem. HP has also prepared the first tablet with WebOS. Since the company is presenting the WebOS along with the other features like tablets, smart phones and third party developers, there would be a bigger audience for vending this application. The basic idea behind including WebOS in the personal computer is to enlarge the developer ecosystem. WebOS has almost 7000 applications inbuilt in it. This particular feature helps HP to be the leading one in the market. Data security is also an important point that HP is paying emphasis on. HP has chosen to increase the device security. This would increase the amount of data that can be secured by the customers.

Either the WebOS will be working as the main operating system or it will be integrated in the Windows. HP is actually trying to bring this technology to the masses and take over the market.

Android™ 3.0 version

Android is an open source product from Google. The present version of the Android operating system is based on the modified version of the much talked about Linux kernel. The history of the Android operating system began with the release of version 1.0 in September 2008. After that there were much advancements related to the operating system. The new versions typically fix bug and has other new added features.

Android is nothing but a mobile operating system developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance. Android has given a new dimension to the phones of this age. Recently we came to know that Android has been affected by malicious applications. As soon as Google came to know about these, they identified them and removed it. Thought it couldn’t affect Android 2.2 versions and the versions above, it did affect the lower versions in which the vulnerabilities were known. The attackers couldn’t affect the device (in which they could penetrate) much. The only part of information that they could gather was the unique code each mobile has and could know the version of Android they were using. The other data couldn’t be traced or affected but the Android team took measures to remove the malicious application. The Android team has updated its security system so that the attackers are not able to trace any other information.

Android has also upgraded a few new features for its users’ benefits and all of them are successfully accepted by the users. Now Google is all set to launch its 3.0 version, the Honeycomb, which is optimized to work on tablets and other devices.

OPEN SOLARIS

27 years ago Sun had released its own version of the Unix namely SunOS. Nine years later it was renamed Solaris. With its ever expanding user base, Solaris happened to be one of the most popular Unix based OS known for its security, reliability and compatibility. In 2005 Sun took the decision of sharing the source code of Solaris and thus was born OpenSolaris.

The graphic user interface of OpenSolaris is based on the GNOME architecture. This is the same desktop environment used by many Linux distributions and thus Open Solaris is often confused with Linux. OpenSolaris is distributed under the Common Development and Distribution License. OpenSolaris is distributed for free just like Linux but it is quite different. While Linux distributions such as Fedora and Ubuntu are based on the Linux kernel, OpenSolaris has its own Solaris kernel. Nevertheless both are POSIX compliant,the industry standard for Unix like operating systems. OpenSolaris proves itself a worthy competitor to Windows and Linux in many aspects. It offers many features unavailable in Windows or any Linux flavour.

Installing applications on OpenSolaris is just a breeze with its Image Packing System. It is an application manager which scourges for applications online or through LAN and installs them without any hassles. OpenSolaris also boasts of the best file system available in any OS, the ZFS File system. One of the most advanced and most scalable file systems ZFS boosts the performance of OpenSolaris greatly. The file system is 128 bit which means it can support upto 256 quadrillion zeta bytes of storage! Another unique feature of OpenSolaris is the Time Slider. With the help of the superior ZFS file system it takes regular snapshots of files. Thus accidentally deleted files can be easily recovered. Virtual machines are just not enough for OpenSolaris, the all new Crossbow feature enables you to create your own virtual network. Thus multiple network interface cards can be created with their own MAC and IP addresses.

OpenSolaris is simply a god send for developers. It comes with preloaded with a set of developer tools unavailable in other OSs. Writing and debugging programs has never been easier. A unique feature which appeals to developers is DTrace. DTrace is an application which enables one to probe any working program in real time to understand its inner workings. There are about 60,000 probes available and the number keeps growing. This greatly helps a developer in reverse engineering a software code. There is also Service Management Facility which helps in managing services in the background.

OpenSolaris also comes with its own set of fun items. Compiz Visual Effects, which comes preloaded, is useful in creating funky 3D environments. There is also Elisa, an open source media centre tailored for OpenSolaris.

OpenSolaris is a fun and intuitive OS with some of the latest innovation packed under its hood. The reason its open source is not just to distribute it for free but for people to actually contribute to its development. So head to http://www.opensolaris.com and give it a try.

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