HP has been a part of my life for ages. In the 1970s I used their high-voltage power-supplies. I bought their first ink-jet printer. I have used their printers in every school from the 1990s until this year. I have used many Compaq PCs at work.
Now, HP is becoming a part of my career as Linux advocate. They intend to push WebOS/Linux everywhere:
HP plans to ship 100 million WebOS connected devices per year. That sounds a lot like what I have been telling Dell to do for years, have a unified approach and push.
Since HP is the top PC unit seller according to IDC, this target amounts to a major share growth for Linux. HP ships about 18 million PCs per quarter, 72 million per year. This will make them also the largest unit shipper of Linux desktops.