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HP to Announce Desktop Linux for Global Markets

Mar 24, 2004, 13:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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Techworld: HP Makes Desktop Linux Mainstream

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"Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest PC maker, is to begin a large-scale push for Novell's SuSE flavour of Linux on desktops, the company has confirmed.

"HP said it will work with Novell on Linux-powered PCs for businesses that want an alternative to Windows, and only need access to certain specialised applications. The PCs could be well-suited for call centres and support centres, for example, where workers only need database and e-mail software, HP said..."

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Reuters UK: Hewlett-Packard to Launch Linux-Based PCs Globally

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"'Does Microsoft like the fact that we do Linux stuff? Absolutely not. But they understand that we deliver Linux,' said Martin Fink, vice president of Linux for Hewlett-Packard.

"'We've done some work with Linux in the desktop space before so for me this is a not a really big thing to do with Microsoft,' Fink said..."

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