HP delivers Linux laptop Summary: Hewlett-Packard is stepping out as the first major manufacturer to offer a laptop preloaded with the open-source operating system. Correspondent James Hilliard takes a closer look with HP's David Conrad. August 23, 2004 -- 16:50 GMT (09:50 PDT) Loading... Please wait. Topics: Laptops, Hewlett-Packard, Linux, Mobility, Open Source, Operating Systems Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.