April 16, 2004

Linux Wins Canadian Convert

TORONTO -- Government IT organizations and corporate enterprises that have to manage increasing requirements with decreasing budgets have an ally in Linux, an HP (Quote, Chart) told attendees of the Real World Linux show Wednesday.

"Linux's killer app is not Apache, it's cost," HP's C.J. Coppersmith, HP's director of Linux strategy, said. "The [total cost] benefits of moving from UNIX to Linux are just incredible. Everyone is facing the question of how do I do more with less."

Coppersmith went on to highlight the Palo Alto, Calif., company's offerings, emphasizing support as a critical differentiator. HP's strong presence at the Real World Linux show also includes one of the largest booths (alongside Novell and IBM), well-stocked with sales representatives pitching the enterprise customers that filled the exhibit hall.

Link: internetnews.com


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