Several hardware manufacturers have supported Linux distros in some capacity. The reason I see this as "news" is because with Steam making its platform native to Linux, Nvidia officially ramping up its drivers, and this HP news, it looks like Linux may get a lot of love in 2013. This could lead to better support and more big name applications possibly finding their way over to Ubuntu or others. Let's hope.
HP bets big on Linux | PCWorld:
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