|| ||Gael Duval <email@example.com>|
|| ||Mandrake Linux 9.1 is available on HP desktop PCs.|
|| ||Wed, 2 Jul 2003 22:12:14 +0200 (CEST)|
HP announced today an affordable, high-quality desktop PC for small and
medium businesses (SMB): the HP Compaq Business Desktop d220 Microtower,
which offers a choice for operating system between Windows or Mandrake's
Linux v9.1 (please read the press-release below).
It's the first time that an industry leader publicly announces the
availability of Linux on a desktop PC.
This is the result of a worldwide agreement between MandrakeSoft and HP. The
Mandrake Linux 9.1 operating system is now available on a complete range of
HP desktop PCs. This includes (or will include) the following machines: HP
Compaq 220, HP Compaq 230, HP Compaq 325, HP Compaq D330 and HP Compaq D530.
Mandrake Linux 9.1 is recognized to be one of the most powerful and
easy-to-use Linux system available today, and is a major step to deliver
Linux office-desktop solutions to businesses.
I'm available for any question regarding this news.
___ Press-release from HP: ___
( BW)(CA-HP)(HPQ) HP Delivers Affordable, Reliable Microtower PC to Small-
and Medium-sized Businesses
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 2, 2003--HP (NYSE:HPQ) today
introduced an affordable, high-quality desktop PC for small- and medium-sized
business (SMB) customers: the HP Compaq Business Desktop d220 Microtower.
The microtower desktop features Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 or Celeron(R)
processors and offers three PCI expansion slots, two double data rate (DDR)
memory slots and five drive bays in a compact microtower platform, allowing
for expansion or future upgrades.
"Our SMB customers are looking to maximize their IT investment, and the
combination of low purchase price and consistent, reliable performance in the
HP Compaq d220 provides value-seeking businesses a solid platform choice,"
said Keith LeFebvre, vice president of business desktop division, Americas,
HP Personal Systems Group.
The HP Compaq Business Desktop d220 is designed to keep IT simple, with
the choice of customizable or pre-configured solutions optimized for
affordability and quality. Customized solutions, available beginning July 7,
start at an estimated U.S. street price of $349(1) with an Intel Celeron
2.0-gigahertz processor, 40-gigabyte hard drive and 128-megabyte DDR SDRAM.
Customers also can opt for an Intel Pentium 4 2.4-gigahertz processor,
40-gigabyte hard drive and 128-megabyte DDR SDRAM for as low as an estimated
U.S. street price of $499(1).
For customers interested in pre-configured solutions with an Intel
Celeron 2.0-gigahertz processor, pricing starts at an estimated $429(1). Or,
for customers requiring additional processing power, the HP Compaq d220 is
available pre-configured with a 2.4-gigahertz Intel Pentium 4 processor,
40-gigabyte hard drive, 512-megabyte DDR SDRAM, integrated Intel Extreme
Graphics, DVD+RW/CD-RW combo drive, six USB 2.0 ports and Microsoft
Windows(R) XP Professional -- priced at an estimated U.S. street price of
HP Compaq desktops are available with the latest operating systems from
the industry leader, Microsoft, as well as a robust Linux offering from
Mandrake. The HP Compaq d220 offers a choice of Microsoft Windows XP
Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Home or Mandrake's Linux v9.1, providing
customers with the versatility needed for today's mixed-use environments.
The HP Compaq Business Desktop d220 Microtower is now available directly
from HP or through authorized resellers. More information about the product
is available at http://www.hp.com/products/desktops.
HP delivers vital technology for business and life. The company's
solutions span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices,
global services and imaging and printing for consumers, enterprises and small
and medium business. For the last four quarters, HP revenue totaled $70.4
billion. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.
(1) Actual prices may vary.
Intel, Pentium and Celeron are U.S. registered trademarks of Intel Corp.
Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks,
uncertainties and assumptions. All statements other than statements of
historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking
statements. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that
the market for the sale of certain products and services may not develop as
expected; that development and performance of these products and services may
not proceed as planned; and other risks that are described from time to time
in HP's Securities and Exchange Commission reports, including but not limited
to HP's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended January 31, 2003,
and subsequently filed reports. If any of these risks or uncertainties
materializes or any of these assumptions proves incorrect, HP's results could
differ materially from HP's expectations in these statements. HP assumes no
obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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