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IT Manager's Journal: Why is HP Shipping FreeDOS to China?

Jan 03, 2005, 15:15 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"Soon after Linux-friendly Lenovo's takeover of IBM's PC business, there was a more silent and peculiar move: HP's announcement of a low-price Pavilion desktop computer for the Chinese market, which represents huge potential sales.

"What was somewhat strange about the announcement was that HP, a strong Linux supporter but struggling in the Chinese market, would ship the budget PC not with Linux, not with Windows XP, but with the FreeDOS operating system installed..."

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