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HP Sets Industry-first Milestone: Ships More Than 1 Million Linux Servers to Customers Worldwide


Company tops nearest competitor by 45 percent.

PALO ALTO, CA, June 16, 2005

HP today announced that it has set an industry-first milestone by shipping more than 1 million Linux servers to customers since 1998, 45 percent more than any other major hardware vendor.(1)

HP has led the worldwide Linux server market for 29 consecutive quarters. In the first quarter of 2005, HP grew 2.5 percentage points faster than the market in units on a year-over-year basis, shipped nearly 10 times as many Linux servers as Sun, led IBM by almost 8 percentage points in quarterly revenue share and outpaced Dell in both units and revenue.(2)

“The numbers don’t lie. Customers are clearly turning to HP as their trusted partner for deploying integrated Linux and open source solutions,” said Martin Fink, vice president and general manager, Open Source and Linux Organization, HP. “Through our strong commitment to Linux, HP delivers innovation and makes the experience of deploying Linux easier, laying the path to an Adaptive Enterprise.”

HP is focused on Linux and open source development and innovation in key areas such as blade solutions, desktop PCs and notebooks, enterprise servers, virtualization and consumer devices. By testing new open source and Linux offerings internally for optimum performance, HP provides customers greater expertise and guidance on planning and building Linux products and platforms into their data centers.

More information on HP’s Linux and open source solutions is available at

About HP

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2005, HP revenue totaled $83.3 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at

(1) HP is reported as the combined entity of HP and Compaq.

(2) Source: IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, May 2005. Revenue is based on factory revenue.

Linux is a U.S. registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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