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ZDNet UK: HP Ramps Up Linux PCs' Reach

Mar 16, 2004, 14:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Hewlett-Packard has begun selling Linux PCs in 12 Asian countries.

"The company plans to tout the Asian Linux machines on Tuesday, which is the same day that the first Open Source Business Conference begins in San Francisco. The systems will run Turbolinux's software, a version of the open-source operating system based on Novell's SuSE Linux, and are geared for business buyers, HP said in a statement.

"HP's desktop models, the dx2000 and cd5000, were announced--barely--last week. In that news release, HP avoided touting the Linux option, saying that the systems were available with Microsoft Windows 'or alternative operating systems.' In interviews, though, HP said the models came with MandrakeSoft's version of Linux..."

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