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[News] Hewlett-Packard Sells GNU/Linux Desktops in Australia

  • Subject: [News] Hewlett-Packard Sells GNU/Linux Desktops in Australia
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 01:12:07 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
The Penguin comes in from the cold

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| In fact, three months ago, Hewlett-Packard and Red Hat launched a 
| pre-installed Linux desktop, the HP Compaq dx2250, in Australia. 
| Aimed at small to medium businesses, the dx2250 comes pre-loaded with the Red 
| Hat Enterprise Linux 5 desktop operating system. 
| The desktop comes in myriad forms including AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core, AMD 
| Athlon 64 and AMD Sempron processors, and prices start at $600. 
| The machine is sold through HP's reseller network and Red Hat offers 
| technical support. 



HP To Expand Effort On Linux PCs

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| Hewlett-Packard, the world's Number 1 PC maker, will try selling pre-loaded 
| Linux on PCs in several countries as it expands a test program -- evaluating 
| a market that some competitors have already entered -- as it moves its 
| personal computer business into a new generation of form factors and 
| functionality.    


HP offers peek at next-gen gadgets

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| HP has unveiled some of the gadgets it is working on in its worldwide 
| laboratories.
| [...]
| The e-book attracted most interest from delegates at the HP Mobility
| Summit in Shanghai. It uses touch sensitive strips on the base of
| the rectangular unit to select books and turn pages, runs a Linux
| OS and has a USB port to install new titles.


Q&A: HP exec says Linux Foundation wants to push OS toward common ground

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| You didn't hear much about it in North America, but over the last six 
| months or so, I'm personally hearing a lot more interest in Linux on the 
| desktop. It's definitely a focus for the foundation. I think it's an area 
| that is kind of a "watch this space" for the next couple [of] years.


Orbiting Debian: Interview with Bdale Garbee

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| It's a really exciting time to be in this industry. With the kinds
| of phenomenal growth rates we're seeing, Linux and the whole of open
| source is one of the brighter stars in the IT sky right now.


Big Debian Linux Payday For HP  

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| In fiscal 2006, $25 million in hardware sales in EMEA (Europe,
| Middle East and Africa) were directly related to HP's Debian
| support.
| "I was pretty shocked when I found out about this," Jeffrey
| Wade, worldwide marketing manager of open source and Linux at
| HP, told internetnews.com. 


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