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HP Supports Microsoft Windows 2000-Compatible Program; Microsoft Windows 2000-compatible PCs from HP Offer Full Benefits of Future Windows Operating Systems.

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 1998-- Hewlett-Packard Company today announced that its HP Vectra Corporate PCs, HP Kayak PC Workstations, HP Brio PCs and HP OmniBook notebook PCs are certified Microsoft Windows(R) 2000-compatible under the Microsoft(R) Windows 2000-compatible program, enabling easy transition to Windows 2000, the next version of Windows NT.

Now HP's customers are equipped with the tools to run tomorrow's business applications and to maintain the benefits of high-performing, manageable, reliable and secure PCs.

Support for the Windows 2000-compatible program, combined with the diverse range of HP corporate PCs, ensures that HP customers will benefit from increased functionality under Windows 2000; this includes 64-bit PC performance, reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) and robust PC security. With HP shipping more than half of its corporate PCs with Windows NT 4.0 Workstation and its superior Windows NT service and support, HP customers could not be better prepared for the transition to Windows 2000.

"Our long-standing relationship with Microsoft continues to satisfy our business customers worldwide," said Jacques Clay, HP vice president and general manager of the commercial computing business, "We believe the combined strength of HP PCs and Microsoft Windows 2000 provides a completely forward-engineered business-PC solution that furthers this success."

"HP corporate PCs, combined with Windows NT Workstation 4.0, offer our customers a compelling business computing system for today and prepare them for the future with Windows 2000 Professional," said Brad Chase, vice president Windows marketing and developer relations at Microsoft. "Our cooperative efforts provide customers with improved PC manageability, reliability, security and performance on mainstream business PC platforms."

HP provides worldwide Microsoft-authorized support with comprehensive multivendor coverage for corporate customers' overall Windows NT or future Windows 2000 needs. HP's complete portfolio of Windows-based services, including support, disaster recovery, and professional services and training, allows customers to choose the services they need as they migrate to business-critical Windows 2000-based applications.

About HP

Hewlett-Packard Company is a leading global provider of computing, Internet and Intranet solutions, services, communications products and measurement solutions, all of which are recognized for excellence in quality and support. HP has 127,200 employees and had revenues of $42.9 billion in its 1997 fiscal year.

Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com.

Microsoft is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corp.

Windows NT is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corp.
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