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HP to ship computers loaded with Ubuntu

Finally the big PC makers start to capitalize the stability and popularity of Ubuntu. HP is the first!
From the article:

HP's Sean Owen-Jones also said the company would shortly be releasing desktop and notebook PCs running Ubuntu Linux. The NX6110 notebook would be available shortly with Ubuntu and a desktop PC would also be available.

Owen-Jones said that on the workstation side the company's hardware has long been Linux compatible — mainly Red Hat and SuSE — but it may also offer Ubuntu on these soon as well.

Support-wise, Schulz said HP has around 6500 trained Linux support staff globally as it readies for strong growth in Linux.

He said HP uses Linux beacause “it allows us to create the infrastrucutre that we need. It is also the best operating system available out there.”

Globally HP works with Red Hat and SuSE as their primary Linux distributions for servers and workstations. But on a local level, said Shulz, the company is working with Ubuntu.

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