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HP's new--kind of, sort of--Linux support

Sep 25, 2009, 18:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Still, that's nothing compared to finding HP's desktop Linux support. For example, several new HP laptops and netbooks come with Splashtop instant-on Linux, but you have to dig around the fine-print to find that out. HP has also offered SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) on some low-end business PCs like the HP Compaq dc5850 from time to time, but that appears to no longer be the case. Now, HP is-kind of, sort of-offering support for several of the more important community Linux distributions.

"At the Linux Foundation's LinuxCon, Bdale Garbee, HP's Linux CTO, announced, almost in passing, that it was opening a new Linux support site, Community Linux. Well, except it's not really a HP site."

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