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Computerworld Hong Kong: HP Ramping Up for Linux Support

Sep 27, 2002, 17:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Recognizing the rising popularity of Linux and the business opportunities it presents, Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to train 5,000 current support staff in the particulars of the open-source platform, an HP official said at the HP World 2002 Conference & Expo on Thursday.

"While the company already has Linux expertise, it plans to train more personnel, said Rick Becker, HP vice president of OS alliances. Some 5,000 persons in HP's services organization will get 'refresh training' in Linux, Becker said.

"'It's probably the best-kept secret. We have excellent services capabilities for Linux inside of our company,' said Becker..."

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