HP’s jump into penguin land


Finally , HP has started going for Open Source addons to its products , like OpenOffice , Evolution etc .  Recently, it announced two new open source products, geared to small businesses and educational institutions and has also planned  to include Mozilla Firefox for HP Virtual Solution.From this December 15th, HP will also offer Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop on its HP Compaq dc5850 model.

The FOSS governance initiative allows HP to share the insight gained from its own experiences managing open source software with other enterprises and the broader FOSS community,……….As the No. 1 provider of Linux-based systems for nine years straight, HP’s leadership around this initiative underscores its commitment to address the challenge of managing open source software proliferation, while reducing barriers to adoption .” said Christine Martino, vice president, Open Source and Linux Organization, HP.

Meanwhile , as a part  of an agreement,HP will provide consulting, integration and support services for customers implementing MySQL Network database software into their technology environments.

Combining HP Services with MySQL’s popular database software will help more corporate enterprises attain the benefits of open source technology..” said Marten Mickos, chief executive officer, MySQL AB.

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