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HP Users Look to Linux

Sep 17, 2007, 15:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Thibodeau)

"Hewlett-Packard Co.'s decision last month to sell desktop PCs with Linux installed on them in Australia is giving hope to Linux advocates at the Encompass HP user group that a similar system may be on its way in the U.S.

"In August, HP announced a Linux desktop for small and midsize companies Down Under. The HP Compaq dx2250 system comes preloaded with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop and can be equipped with several processors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc., including its Athlon dual-core chip. The Linux-based system starts at $600 Australian (about $505 U.S.) at the current exchange rate..."

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