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HP, Red Hat, others fan the Linux flames

Hewlett-Packard steps up plans to get the open-source operating system to run on its chips, Red Hat announces a stock split and Corel boosts its version of Linux.

 

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Hewlett-Packard revs up plans to get the open-source operating system to run on its chips, Red Hat announces a stock split and Corel boosts its version of Linux.

"It will be interesting to see the competitive position of Linux in the 64-bit environment."

- Mike Balma, leader of HP's Open Source Solutions Operation

 


HP steps up plans to bring Linux to high-end chips
The company retains a Linux consultancy to ensure the increasingly popular software runs on its advanced, 64-bit PA-RISC chips by the first half of next year.

Red Hat posts loss, sets 2-for-1 split
update The leading seller of Linux operating systems, which went public in August, posts a third-quarter loss and sets a 2-for-1 stock split.

Corel boosts Linux plans
With its sights set on Microsoft's Windows stronghold, Corel bolsters its Linux-for-everyone strategy by collaborating with three firms to improve video, font and audio features of the operating system.

Acquisition rumor sends Be stock on wild ride
Shares of Be Incorporated, a maker of operating software to run computers, fall back to earth after rocketing up on speculation that the company was about to be acquired.