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HP Jumps on the Linux Bandwagon

Discussion in 'News' started by Jimmy 2004, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. Jimmy 2004

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    After high demand for custom computers with Linux installed, Hewlett-Packard is considering a similar approach to Dell with the open source operating system. The company may soon start selling factory built systems (not customised PCs like Dell) with Linux pre-installed, although it wasn’t completely clear about the matter. A few of HP’s notebooks are already certified to work with Red Hat and SUSE – it even used to ship Linux systems a few years back, but these were unsuccessful HP decided to discontinue them. HP’s worldwide director of open source and Linux marketing said "We are in a massive deal right now for ... multi-thousands of units of a desktop opportunity for Linux. That's an indicator." However, so far there is no information about which distribution would be used, nor which systems Linux would be offered with. This increased consumer interest in Linux could soon see other big-name OEMs provide the free OS with their systems if HP and Dell are successful.

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    WTG Linux...looks like Vista has made companies stand up and take notice to other OS' out there.
     
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    nice....:toast:
     
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    Vista seems to be the last straw in Microsoft's OS dominance, you see what happens when Gate's steps down and a money man takes over. i think it could be only a matter of time before Apple decides to release OSX for all
     
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    Only hardcore liberal hippies want Linux. The rest of us who prefer a machine that supports more than 5 different software titles stay away from Linux and Mac OS.
     
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    Please stop needlessly bashing Linux or OS X in every thread you see them in. If you don't like them, fine. But please stop the bashing.
     

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