Bold move to create "massive platform"

HP to install WebOS on all new PCs

The world’s biggest PC manufacturer Hewlett-Packard is set to install the Palm-acquired WebOS on every PC the firm sells.

Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg, HP chief Leo Apotheker said that systems would be shipped with the ability to run WebOS in addition to Windows. The move would create a "massive platform" which HP hoped would attract software developers to create WebOS applications.

Apotheker also reportedly told Bloomberg that he believed the computer giant had "lost its soul" and new HP boss was touring the various offices in order to find ways to improve product quality and foster "home-grown technology."

The interview comes as Shareholder advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services criticised Apotheker for participating in appointing five new board members. 

"Permitting the CEO to directly influence the identification and appointment of outside directors runs contrary to best practices," they said.

Apotheker is set to outline a new vision for HP at an event in San Francisco on Monday.

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