"Computing giant Hewlett-Packard will designate Linux as one of
its three "strategic operating systems" and add new products and
services to support it Monday."
"The company said the move reflects growing demand for the Linux
system and should help its customers use Linux with more confidence
and in a broader range of applications."
"This was really driven by consumer need," said Jim Bell,
general manager of open source and Linux operations at
Hewlett-Packard. "Linux is a tsunami that is over-running the
marketplace. It has spread like wildfire and we anticipate this is
going to accelerate."