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WSJ: Linux Operating System Gets Boost From H-P, Silicon Graphics Support

Jan 28, 1999, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"Hewlett-Packard Co. and Silicon Graphics Inc. said they will begin providing Linux as an option on some of their computers built with chips from Intel Corp. Additionally, H-P said it will help create a version of Linux to run on the next-generation "Merced" chip that it is jointly developing with Intel."

"H-P is offering Linux on its Intel-based "server" computers through an arrangement with Red Hat Software Inc."

"Beau Vrolyk, senior vice president of the computer-systems division at SGI, noted that few operating systems have garnered the support that Linux has in as brief a time. "There is something of an avalanche going on here," he said."

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