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HP and Linux:  Top performance, flexibility, and reliability

HP Workstations with Linux provide top performance, flexibility and reliability for the most demanding applications – a powerful demonstration of HP’s commitment to the open source community.

The HP difference

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You get more when you choose an HP Personal Workstation with a Linux operating system. We help save you time and money with:

  • Pre-installation or everything you need to customize it yourself
  • One call technical support for both your platform and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) or Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system
  • Workstation platforms tested and certified on both Red Hat and Novell Linux products
  • HP accountability worldwide
  • SLED 11 preload is available worldwide on selected HP Workstations

Exclusive HP offerings

  • The HP Installer Kit for Linux 
    The HP Installer Kit for Linux is a set of HP provided CD’s to be used in conjunction with a SLED or a RHEL installation. It provides supported drivers and utilities needed to help you run SLED or RHEL smoothly. Make your own disk image and to customize Linux to meet your needs.

  • The Linux User Manual for HP Workstations 
    This extensive document provides an overview of the HP Installer Kit for Linux and all of the information you need to set up your HP-Linux workstations and customize your OS image. Obtain HP release notes, configuration setup tips, frequently asked questions and more in one comprehensive document available at www.hp.com/support/linux_user_manual.

  • Hardware Support Matrix 
    The Hardware Support Matrix is a detailed, online tool providing the latest support information for hardware platforms and their components. It will help you determine the minimum SLED or RHEL update versions required for correct operation and which add-in components are supported. Find it at www.hp.com/support/linux_hardware_matrix.

  • HP Support 
    You have access to a core customer support team and response center for both your certified operating system and workstation. Online support and the latest driver and HP Installer Kit for Linux downloads are also available at www.hp.com/support.

History of success

HP has a history of collaborating to deliver innovative, world-class Linux workstation solutions.

  • HP was the first workstation vendor to deliver a desktop Linux platform to customers who required accelerated 3D graphics capability.
  • HP continues to be the preferred choice of animation studios and digital content creators (DDC) around the world.
  • HP workstations drive business success in demanding Linux markets such as EDA, Oil & Gas, Medical, OEM, and some MCAD areas.
  • With over 20 years of UNIX library and device driver focus, HP R&D teams continuously work to refine, enable, test, and support Linux on HP Workstations with latest releases and drivers.
  • Customers using Linux on their HP workstations benefit from HP strategic relationships with Red Hat, Novell, AMD, Intel, nVidia, ATI, ISV's, and many additional independent hardware vendors.
  • Through Customer Advisory Councils, HP drives customer requirements into strategic Linux releases and other OEM and ISV offerings.
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