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Top OEMs, ISVs Unwrap Linux Offerings At LinuxWorld

Top OEMs and ISVs are embracing Linux more tightly as the open-source platform proliferates across the business sector.

At the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco, Hewlett-Packard announced it would develop and support Debian, a top-ranked Linux distribution, along with Red Hat and Novell commercial Linux distributions on select hardware.

With that, HP now enables Debian Linux across HP ProLiant and HP BladeSystem servers. In addition, HP unveiled the first customizable Linux thin client from a tier-one vendor, the HP t5725.

Lenovo, too, is forging stronger ties with Linux software vendors. At LinuxWorld on Tuesday, Lenovo unveiled the ThinkPad T60p Linux Mobile Workstation, which supports Novell's recently released SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 operating system. Coming in 14-inch and 15-inch models, the new ThinkPads are available now.

On the software front, Linux and open-source application vendors took the wraps off new offerings for appliances, application virtualization and mobile workers at the show.

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