HP is making $25 million by supporting the free Debian GNU/Linux distribution in what may ultimately turn out to be a challenge to commercial distributions from Novell and Red Hat.
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HP supports both Novell SUSE Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Though HP may well make more profit from a Debian-related sale since Debian is free and does not involve additional subscription fees from a third party.
“We're able to offer a better value, and we can make a little bit more margin on it too,” Wade said.