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Microsoft on HP and Linux, 2002: oh, noes

Feb 01, 2010, 14:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"Based on HP's server shipments, HP reports WIndows share is up one point to 73%, Linux is also up one to two points to 12-13%. This represents approx. 200K Linux servers in the next year. HP believes that a substantial part of the Linux growth is due to the declining share for Novell. However they believe there is a growing Linux threat in the enterprise space - especially financial accounts....

"Current MICROSOFT-HP Emerging Markets efforts:

"* South East Asia. HP discontinued its Linux SKUs beginning on November 18th. This is based on joint marketing effort that spans six months to promote low cost Windows SKU's with $30 extra channel incentives that focus on white box resellers. The goal is to enable the whitebox resellers to offer HP branded PCs instead of naked PCs.

"* India. The plan is to jointly build a 2nd tier HP branded SMB channel using competence training/solution/demand generation to provide a profitable way to sell branded HP products with legal software. Target launch January '03."

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