That’s right! This time it is Hewlett Packard. Wired has a nice blog post about the new deal. HP will sell some pretty nice machines with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 operating system. This current deal is for Australia only at this time, but I am sure it will eventually take off in other countries as well. I have always been an HP/Compaq fan for many years. Yes, working a contract job for them a few years ago probably helped in my liking of them, but I am currently using a Compaq laptop that “just works” with pretty much every Linux distribution I have thrown at it. It is rock solid, very stable, and actually very pleasing to the eye. This is awesome to see yet another major hardware vendor selling Linux, another milestone in the future of Linux.