If you missed out on the $99 HP TouchPad deals that seem to have the entire tech web in a frenzy, don’t forget that you can experience WebOS for free right now on Mac OS X, just by using the SDK’s emulator. You’ll need to download VirtualBox and then the WebOS SDK which comes as a preconfigured virtual machine, but then you can toy around in WebOS and get a feel for the (possibly defunct) touch OS.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- Download VirtualBox 4.0.12 for OS X (direct download link)
- Download Palm WebOS SDK (direct download link)