HP to sell desktops PCs with Linux system in Asia "In a blow to the dominance of Microsoft Windows operating system, Hewlett-Packard Co. announced yesterday it would sell Linux-based desktop PCs in Asia.
HP plans to begin shipping Linux-based computers within several months to nearly a dozen Asian countries, including fast-growing China and India.
Hewlett-Packard will sell the machines to Asian businesses that buy thousands of desktops for employees, Michael Jennings of Turbolinux Inc. said yesterday. Turbolinux will provide the operating system.
Although the deal doesn't target consumers who buy home personal computers, the announcement by the world's largest computer maker could greatly boost Linux on desktops and laptops."