SJ Mercury: Linux gets a boost from HP

“In fits and starts, mainstream computer manufacturers are
moving to support the Linux operating system, citing increasing
demand from engineers, Internet service providers and software

“The strongest support for Linux came Wednesday, when
Hewlett-Packard Co. announced it would support a version of Linux
from Red Hat Software Inc. on a limited number of its Intel-based
servers, with a promise to increase the number of products suitable
for use with Linux throughout the year. The Palo Alto company also
promised to develop a version of Linux specifically for Intel’s
64-bit microprocessors.”