On Thursday, Ms. Whitman, H.P.s chief executive, announced that the company would retain its PC division. The division, called the personal systems group, was responsible for almost one third, or $40 billion, of H.P.s $126 billion in revenue in its last fiscal year. First and foremost, H.P. is a hardware company, she said in an interview. We want to build out our software, but I dont think we are done yet on hardware. There is a lot of opportunity. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/28/technology/hp-chief-says-pc-division-will-remain.html Somehow this comes as no surprise, when Meg Whitman took over as CEO it was sort of writing on the wall. While not owning an HP other than a printer personally, I see this as a good thing for the computer industry because it helps promote competetion. Perhaps one day, dare I say, it they might even being Bill Hewlett's and Dave Packards company back to where it started here in this nation to revive a long dead domestic PC industry.