OpenSource.Compaq.Com to be Hosted on Association Will Broaden Reach of Linux Development Initiatives Within the

Open Source Community

    HOUSTON, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Compaq Computer Corporation
 (NYSE:   CPQ) today announced that its Open Source development and resource Web
 site, , will now be hosted on OSDN's ,
 the world's largest Open Source software development Web site.
     Compaq, a long time supporter and advocate of Linux development,
 anticipates that moving its site to will
 enable its sponsored Linux projects to be more easily accessible, garner
 higher visibility and increased participation, and result in a greater impact
 and return for the Open Source community. currently hosts more than 32,000 projects for 330,000
 registered users.  The projects sponsored by currently
 include:  Clustering Technologies (Single System Image Clusters for Linux,
 Cluster Infrastructure for Linux); PCI Hot Plug for Linux, a featured project
 on the Linux Driver Foundry and Linux Kernel Foundry; Open Source Database
 Benchmark project, a founding member of the database foundry; Solaris
 Compatible Threads Library project; and many others.
     "Compaq is committed to delivering technical contributions to the Open
 Source community and keeping them apprised of Linux advancements in a timely
 manner -- to facilitate the success of their development projects and deliver
 value to their organizations," said Judy Chavis, director of the Compaq
 Corporate Linux Program Office.  "Our association with
 broadens our reach and should accelerate the pace of project development of
 the sponsored projects -- a win for us and for the Open Source community."
 Further information is available at / .
     More customers deploy Linux on industry-standard Compaq ProLiant servers
 than any other server in the world.  Compaq's leading ProLiant architecture
 and strong Global Services support for Linux provides customers with a highly
 available, scalable and secure Linux based e-business foundation to deploy
 their critical business applications.   For more information on Compaq's Linux
 initiatives, see .
     Company Background
     Founded in 1982, Compaq Computer Corporation is a leading global provider
 of information technology products, services and solutions for enterprise
 customers.  Compaq designs, develops, manufactures and markets information
 technology equipment, software, services and solutions, including industry-
 leading enterprise storage and computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-
 critical solutions, communication products, personal desktop and notebook
 computers, and personal entertainment and Internet access devices that are
 sold in more than 200 countries directly and through a network of authorized
 Compaq marketing partners.  Information on Compaq and its products and
 services is available at .
     Compaq and the Compaq logo are trademarks of Compaq Information
 Technologies Group, L.P.  Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks
 and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.  This document
 contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and
 assumptions.  All statements other than statements of historical fact are
 statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements.  Risks,
 uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that the Hewlett-
 Packard/Compaq merger does not close or that the companies may be required to
 modify aspects of the transaction to achieve regulatory approval or that prior
 to the closing of the proposed merger, the businesses of the companies suffer
 due to uncertainty; the market for the sale of certain products and services
 may not develop as expected; that development of these products and services
 may not proceed as planned; that Compaq and Hewlett-Packard are unable to
 transition customers, successfully execute their integration strategies, or
 achieve planned synergies; other risks that are described from time to time in
 Compaq and Hewlett-Packard's Securities and Exchange Commission reports
 (including but not limited to Compaq's annual report on Form 10-K for the year
 ended December 31, 2001, HP's annual report on Form 10-K, as amended on
 January 30, 2002, for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2001, and subsequently
 filed reports).  If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes or any of
 these assumptions proves incorrect, Compaq's results could differ materially
 from Compaq's expectations in these statements.  Compaq assumes no obligation
 and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.
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