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UnitedLinux Adds HP as Technology Partner
WAKEFIELD, Mass. - Jan. 22, 2003 - UnitedLinux today announced that HP
(NYSE:HPQ) has joined the group as a Technology Partner. UnitedLinux is
the result of an industry initiative to streamline Linux development and
certification around a global, uniform distribution of Linux targeted
at the business user. The role of Technology Partner includes, among other
benefits, participation in the UnitedLinux Technical Advisory Board and
its committees, pre-release access to UnitedLinux deliverables, the right
to propose enhancements for consideration by the UnitedLinux Technical
Steering Committee, and joint marketing activities.
"UnitedLinux welcomes HP as our most recent Technology Partner.
Through our continued collaboration with Linux industry leaders, we advance
towards our goal of widespread proliferation of Linux in the enterprise,"
said Paula Hunter, general manager of UnitedLinux. "UnitedLinux is
proud that the three Technology Partner companies have validated our mission
through their early participation in the program, and we look forward
to the results of our cooperation."
Founding companies of UnitedLinux are Linux industry leaders Conectiva
S.A., The SCO Group (NASDAQ:SCOX), SuSE Linux AG, and Turbolinux, Inc.
UnitedLinux Version 1.0, released in November, is the engine that powers
products sold by the four companies, each with its own value-add features,
services and pricing.
"As a leading provider of industry-standard Linux hardware and a
long time proponent of open-source computing, HP believes in offering
our customers the choice to deploy Linux across the platforms that best
meet their individual computing needs," said Judy Chavis, Worldwide
Linux Director, HP Industry Standard Servers. "Working with UnitedLinux
as a Technology Partner enables us to offer our customers choice in deploying
the best Linux solution for their business."
Built on top of a solid and tested foundation, UnitedLinux 1.0 is an
enterprise-class operating system with exceptional stability, scalability
and reliability, and its high level of quality has been previously available
only in expensive proprietary operating systems. UnitedLinux Version 1.0
incorporates a wide range of features that enhance its usefulness for
enterprise environments. Details are contained in a UnitedLinux white
paper at www.unitedlinux.com.
Distributed virtually everywhere in the world and supported by leading
global ISVs and IHVs, UnitedLinux Version 1.0 is initially available in
English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian,
German, French and Hungarian. UnitedLinux Version 1.0 has local language
and local time zone support for customers around the world, with access
to a channel of more than 16,000 resellers and a global pre- and post-sales
Products powered by UnitedLinux are being offered by the four founding
companies. Details are available on request from Conectiva S. A. - firstname.lastname@example.org;
The SCO Group - email@example.com;
SuSE Linux AG - firstname.lastname@example.org;
Turbolinux, Inc. - email@example.com.
UnitedLinux is a partnership of industry-leading Linux companies combining
their intellectual property, geographic mind share, sales, support and
marketing expertise to produce a uniform distribution of Linux designed
for business. UnitedLinux applies the collaborative development model
of open source to the business model to enable a one-stop shop for developers,
partners and customers to install, support and maintain quality business
solutions based on Linux anywhere in the world. UnitedLinux is actively
recruiting membership for both industry software developers and those
who provide Linux as an integral part of their business solutions. For
more information, visit http://www.unitedlinux.com
or call UnitedLinux at
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Editors' Note: Hear additional announcements
at the UnitedLinux press luncheon (12:30 PM) and news conference (1:15
PM) on January 22 at LinuxWorld, Room 1E18, Javits Center, New York. Call
or email Margot Rodger, 781-876-6299, firstname.lastname@example.org,