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HP: The Linux Desktop Company

Mar 09, 2011, 20:32 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Well, I didn't see this coming. HP CEO Leo Apotheker, according to Bloomberg/Newsweek said that "every one of the PCs shipped by HP will include the ability to run WebOS in addition to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows." I knew HP was serious about webOS, its Linux-based tablet/smartphone operating system. I didn't know that HP was this serious.

"For years, with the exception of Dell, most major PC vendors have been very reluctant to offer desktop Linux. This has been because they were afraid of upsetting the 800-pound gorilla of desktop operating systems: Microsoft."

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