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ZDNN: HP jumps on Linux bandwagon

Feb 23, 1999, 19:58 (4 Talkback[s])

Thanks to Leo Comitale for this link.

"The computer maker's expected to announce broad support for fast-growing operating system."

"HP will embrace a facet of Linux that others have shirked: The open development community."

"In systems, HP plans to add Linux support to its PA-RISC high-end servers"

"HP will contribute software to the open source community that it develops and plans further ports of its own applications to Linux. The Palo Alto, Calif., company already supports its service-level management application, Firehunter, as a Linux application. But Caccamo said to expect bigger announcements with applications -- including, possibly, its OpenView management software."

"Linux is being deployed as infrastructure servers in places where it's not replacing anything, so it's not displacing NT that much. NT is so strong in the workgroup, price-sensitive market. But I think Linux does well in replacing NT in areas like distributed replicated site applications, such as in retail. It's a price-sensitive industry rolling out a number of identical, single-purpose systems. Linux suits that well."

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