HP Preloading Novell`s Desktop Linux on Some MachinesBy Peter Galli | Posted 2008-03-18 Email Print
Novell is counting on the Hewlett-Packard distribution channel to drive demand for notebooks and desktops preloaded with desktop Linux.
SALT LAKE CITY—Hewlett-Packard will start shipping some of its notebook and desktop computers with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 preinstalled later this year.
"We are really excited by this deal because of the power that the HP distribution channel brings, the reach they have and their commitment to interoperability. I am very enthusiastic about what this relationship could bring," Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian told eWEEK in an interview here at its BrainShare 2008 conference.
SLED 10 recently started shipping on Dell and Lenovo boxes, and the company said at the time that it was looking for other OEM partners. "But the work on that front is not done, and we will continue to try to get additional OEMs to prebundle SLED 10," he said.Read the full story on eWEEK.com.