A version of Hewlett-Packard's business messaging application OpenMail 6.0 developed especially for Linux users, was launched Wednesday with discount pricing options and -- in the spirit of open source developement -- even a free usage offer.
For a limited period only, the computing giant is offering promotional discounts for OpenMail packages supporting up to 50 users. In addition, for those willing to do without any support manuals and upgrades, the software license is absolutely free.
Nigel Upton, general manager for messaging at Hewlett-Packard, claims that beta testing, usually a rocky period for developers, passed without a hitch: "We're simply thrilled by the feedback on OpenMail for Linux. We've seen tens of thousands of downloads and a surprising number of those companies have already made purchasing decisions. Some are even running the beta version in production."
A 60-day evaluation of OpenMail for Linux is available from the Hewlett-Packard Web site.