HP Ships Red Hat PC in Australia

HP, a long-time supporter of Linux on its server range, has announced its AMD-based Compaq dx2250 PC pre-loaded with Red Hat's Enterprise Linux 5 desktop for small and medium businesses in Australia, making it the first tier-1 manufacturer to offer the open source operating system on the desktop for the local market. "By working with Red Hat, HP now delivers the business-class technology of the HP dx2250 combined with an open and low-cost operating system to support the commercial objectives of small and medium businesses," said Rob Kingston, HP Australia's personal systems group product marketing manager. Pricing begins at $600 and the PC is available now through HP resellers.

News source: PC World

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