AP/Fort Worth Star-Telegram: HP Move Could Change Microsoft Strategy

“Hewlett-Packard Co. says it is yielding to large clients’
demands and expanding Linux distribution–a decision that could
force Microsoft to reconsider some of its corporate pricing for

“‘What’s interesting is the possibility it will give Microsoft
the impression that it’s actually in a competitive market,’ IDC
analyst Roger Kay said. ‘It would act like a competitor rather than
a monopoly and use price as a competitive tool…'”


[Editor’s Note: The link to this story has been shifted to a
media site that does not require registration. My apologies for
this initial link; no registration screen was presented to me when
this story was put together. -BKP]

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