HP Users Look to Linux

“Hewlett-Packard Co.’s decision last month to sell desktop PCs
with Linux installed on them in Australia is giving hope to Linux
advocates at the Encompass HP user group that a similar system may
be on its way in the U.S.

“In August, HP announced a Linux desktop for small and midsize
companies Down Under. The HP Compaq dx2250 system comes preloaded
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop and can be equipped with
several processors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc., including its
Athlon dual-core chip. The Linux-based system starts at $600
Australian (about $505 U.S.) at the current exchange rate…”

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