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ZDNet UK: The HP 'People's Notebook' Runs Linux

May 12, 2003, 13:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Hewlett-Packard is selling a low-cost 'people's notebook' running Linux, believed to be the first time that the US IT giant has sold a consumer computer with the open-source operating system installed.

"HP custom-made the Linux notebook to support a Thai government drive to increase computer ownership, reported the English-language Thai dailies The Bangkok Post and The Nation.

"The authorities have subsidised the cost of the portable, along with a desktop PC made by a Thai firm. Crowds thronged a Bangkok convention centre on Friday to view and buy the machines..."

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