"Based on HP's server shipments, HP reports WIndows share is up
one point to 73%, Linux is also up one to two points to 12-13%.
This represents approx. 200K Linux servers in the next year. HP
believes that a substantial part of the Linux growth is due to the
declining share for Novell. However they believe there is a growing
Linux threat in the enterprise space - especially financial
"Current MICROSOFT-HP Emerging Markets efforts:
"* South East Asia. HP discontinued its Linux SKUs beginning on
November 18th. This is based on joint marketing effort that spans
six months to promote low cost Windows SKU's with $30 extra channel
incentives that focus on white box resellers. The goal is to enable
the whitebox resellers to offer HP branded PCs instead of naked
"* India. The plan is to jointly build a 2nd tier HP branded SMB
channel using competence training/solution/demand generation to
provide a profitable way to sell branded HP products with legal
software. Target launch January '03."
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