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ZDNet UK/Reuters: HP to expand commitment to Linux

Aug 11, 2000, 11:52 (6 Talkback[s])

"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."

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