Hewlett-Packard said it garnered $2.5 billion selling Linux-related products and services in 2003.

The announcement, expected Thursday, comes as the open-source community prepares for the twice-annual LinuxWorld Conference and Expo from Jan. 20 to 23. At that show a year ago, HP Chief Executive Carly Fiorina said that HP garnered $2 billion in Linux-related products and services in 2002.

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