HP to Announce Desktop Linux for Global Markets

Techworld: HP Makes Desktop Linux Mainstream

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“Hewlett-Packard, the world’s largest PC maker, is to begin a
large-scale push for Novell’s SuSE flavour of Linux on desktops,
the company has confirmed.

“HP said it will work with Novell on Linux-powered PCs for
businesses that want an alternative to Windows, and only need
access to certain specialised applications. The PCs could be
well-suited for call centres and support centres, for example,
where workers only need database and e-mail software, HP

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Reuters UK: Hewlett-Packard to Launch Linux-Based PCs

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“‘Does Microsoft like the fact that we do Linux stuff?
Absolutely not. But they understand that we deliver Linux,’ said
Martin Fink, vice president of Linux for Hewlett-Packard.

“‘We’ve done some work with Linux in the desktop space before so
for me this is a not a really big thing to do with Microsoft,’ Fink

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