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Reuters/Forbes: HP Says It Had $2.5 Bln in Linux Revenue in 2003

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"Hewlett-Packard Co. said Thursday that its Linux-related revenue was more than $2.5 billion in 2003, a figure that it said places it in the top tier of companies vying for leadership in the rapidly growing market for the freely available operating system software.

"Linux is an operating system that can be copied and modified freely, and is now moving upstream into more complex computing needs at corporations, said Nick Collins, director of marketing for Linux at Palo Alto, California-based HP.

"'A lot of it has been around moving applications from, let's say, high-end Unix systems and proprietary implementations to Linux,' Collins said..."

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