"Hewlett-Packard's announcement of major amounts of Linux
support at the New York LinuxWorld Expo was supplemented at the
Linux Expo in Paris last week with the announcement of preloaded
Linux distributions on some of its server products and the
formation of support and training teams throughout EMEA,
writes Bruce Tober."
"Meanwhile, in Paris at the Third Annual Linux Expo, Bruno
Cornec, HP's Linux Program Manager for EMEA told The Register that
"implementation of most of what the company announced in New York
will be individually defined in each country. In France, for
example, we will make technical support for our Linux products
available up to the mission critical stage, which is something we
already do for all the other Operating Systems."
"Another EMEA initiative in the move to Linux is the preloading
the open source OS on the company's recently announced LP1000
servers. "These will be loaded with a RedHat-based distribution
which we've adapted to fit the needs of a server rather than client
machine," Cornec said. "It includes corporate software and a
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