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HP to Kill Dell with Linux PCs

Sep 06, 2007, 22:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to Matt D. for this link. ]

"HP selling Linux PCs? Surely this must be a mistake? Not necessarily, as Dell has demonstrated that there is a niche market of people who are full-time Linux users, but the lack of time to 'test out' various hardware with a Live CD, configure wireless cards and so on can be too much. Considering the enormous amount of competition between Dell and HP, seeing HP jump on the Linux bandwagon only makes sense for them. I guess that means they will hopefully stop using those awful Broadcom wireless chipsets they are so fond of.

"To a great degree, HP's support for Linux has been overdue. And as others have pointed out, they would likely not limit themselves to Ubuntu exclusively. Perhaps even going so far as to include SuSE as a more enterprise-friendly alternative. Again, some users will still opt for Ubuntu. But SLED 10 remains a solid distribution, regardless..."

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