NY Times reports that Hewlett-Packard will announce that it is acquiring Compaq Computer for $25 billion USD in stock in a bold move to grow as the computer business struggles with shrinking sales, executives close to the negotiations said last night. If completed, this will be one of the bigest merges/buyouts in the computing business history.
Hewlett-Packard to Acquire Compaq in $25 Billion Deal
2001-09-04 In the News 11 Comments
ok, well if they get bought by dell and then that by IBM all the hardware can be from one company, we will call it microhard. The sister to microsoft, thus removing any problems with not having a windows ps/2 machine. Yeah great day for computing.
will my iPaq requier a $50 ink cartridge now?
No, it won’t require those ink cartridges. But, effecive October 1st 2001, it’ll only run HP-UX.
HP-UX? Hmm… What about Compaq’s own unix? True64. 😉
Compaq has been giveing some lip service to Linux, and HP has been giving even more with some server level support. The combo might, or might not, try to do what IBM is doing with Linux. This one did catch me by surprise, but it makes some sense as the two companies can complement each other in some areas. Now I wonder if Dell will be hurting next. Or will that be IBM-Dell-Gateway 🙂
My favorite flavor of Unix on a slick piece of hardware. BTW, I am an HP-UX Admin by trade. 🙂 I have been printing up nice little HP logos and taping them on all of our Compaq hardware to get back at our Compaq admins for ripping on HP’s server hardware.
Jason “Maverick” VanDerMark
HP-UX on an iPaq? lol!
Hmm modern UNIX vs old style I’ll go for Tru64 pls.
They could buy BeOS for half of that price !
I still remember uploading 800Mb dump after kernel panicked to HP tech support.
If Compaq didn’t sell Alpha and StrongArm to Intel when they bought DEC this would be a hell of CPU company !
You mean they could have bought BeOS for 2000 times less. That’s billions up there, not millions
I may have to do the same here since all our PCs (except for our real workhorses… Sun Ultra 10s/60s) are Compaq DeskPros and I hate em with a passion 🙂