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HP bets big on Linux

By Katherine Noyes, PC World, Nov. 6, 2012

From pcworld.com: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2013602/hp-bets-big-on-linux.html

HP has long been a contributor to Linux and open source software, but on Monday it ratcheted up its support another notch.

Specifically, the company announced at the LinuxCon Europe event going on this week in Barcelona that it has made the $500,000 investment necessary to become a platinum member of the Linux Foundation, upgrading from the gold membership it held previously.

The nonprofit Linux Foundation's other platinum members are Fujitsu, IBM, Intel, NEC, Qualcomm, Oracle, and--most recently--Samsung. Twitter, Broadcom, and Nvidia are other big-name additions to the consortium's roster of members in recent months.

HP will now have a seat on the Linux Foundation's board of directors and will be directly involved in advancing Linux-based initiatives, workgroups, events, and other efforts.

'A strategic asset'

HP offers Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Enterprise Linux on servers and desktops as w... (read and comment)

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