“Hewlett-Packard, the world’s Number 1 PC maker, will try
selling pre-loaded Linux on PCs in several countries as it expands
a test program–evaluating a market that some competitors have
already entered–and moves its personal computer business into a
new generation of form factors and functionality.
“The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company is in the nascent stages of
a pilot program in Australia, where it offers a model of its HP PCs
pre-loaded with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5 for small and