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Shh!!! HP sneaks Linux in on new laptops

Sep 16, 2009, 19:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"For instance, HP, supports Linux quite well on its servers, but is very reluctant about supporting it on its desktops. Or, it seems they have trouble even admitting that they're now shipping DeviceVM's instant-on Splashtop Linux on their new notebook lines.

"HP had started quietly shipping Splashtop on its new business laptop, the HP ProBook 5310m. Curiously, enough, HP is also continuing to ship its Windows/Outlook based QuickLook as well on the ProBook. Why you'd want to bother with that since Splashtop could support the full-featured Evolution e-mail client and, even as it is, you can use Gmail or any other Web-based mail system with QuickWeb is beyond me. I can only guess that HP wants to stay on Microsoft good side."

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