"While the trade press fawns over IBM, Sun, or the anointed
Linux King for a Day, the New HP is quietly honing and ramping up
its own Linux strategy. For example, HP used the LinuxWorld trade
show to reveal its post-merger Linux strategy along with an updated
portfolio of products and services. HP's evolving Linux strategy
incorporates targeted solution areas for Linux; integrated product
lines in industry-leading platforms, security, management and
high-availability software for Linux; and comprehensive and proven
services for Linux.
"HP also continues to work with its network of partners and the
open source community to offer the tools needed to develop
comprehensive Linux-based solutions. 'Linux continues to be a
corporate priority for HP. We have a unique combination of
Linux-based technologies to deliver the broadest set of end-to-end
solutions to customers,' said Peter Blackmore, executive vice
president, HP Enterprise Systems Group. 'The new HP, comprising
assets in technology, partnerships, engineering and executive
leadership makes us the leading choice among enterprise customers
looking to deploy Linux to meet their individual needs.' Mr.
Blackmore apparently is putting his money where his mouth is:
according to market researcher IDC's Quarterly Server Tracker,
during 1FQ02, HP ProLiant servers continued to lead the market in
Linux server unit shipments with more than 25.9 percent market
share. These results mark the 17th straight quarter in which
ProLiant servers have led the industry..."
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