WSJ: Linux Operating System Gets Boost From H-P, Silicon Graphics Support

“Hewlett-Packard Co. and Silicon Graphics Inc. said they will
begin providing Linux as an option on some of their computers built
with chips from Intel Corp. Additionally, H-P said it will help
create a version of Linux to run on the next-generation “Merced”
chip that it is jointly developing with Intel.”

“H-P is offering Linux on its Intel-based “server” computers
through an arrangement with Red Hat Software Inc.”

“Beau Vrolyk, senior vice president of the computer-systems
division at SGI, noted that few operating systems have garnered the
support that Linux has in as brief a time. “There is something of
an avalanche going on here,” he said.”

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