Due to overwhelming consumer demand here is another in our series of “ultimate linkfests.”  Today we look at the slew of news out of Hewlett-Packard, including an acquisition of UK-based software marker Autonomy.

HP and its competitors

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Hewlett-Packard ($HPQ) is pulling an IBM ($IBM), from a decade ago.  (Deal Journal)

The analysts hate the HP-Autonomy deal.  (MarketBeat, Tech Trader Daily, Eric Savitz)

It seems like HP overpaid for Autonomy.  (FT)

The attraction of Autonomy to HP.  (GigaOM)

Is HP buying Autonomy to use up some of its overseas cash?  (Dealbook)

HP is giving up on the post-PC world.  (TechCrunch)

You make call: a decade ago, HP bought Compaq and Apple launched the iPod.  (Asymco)

Rolfe Winkler, “Carly Fiorina’s decision to double down on PCs never made much sense. ”  (WSJ)

HP was always a reluctant participant in the PC business.  (Bloomberg)

Apple ($AAPL), not HP, killed the TouchPad.  (Apple 2.0)

How will the HP spinoff affect Asian manufacturers?  (FT Tilt)

What is the future of webOS?  (The Next Web)

HP should open source webOS to make it a viable competitor.  (TechCrunch)

The software space is hot:  the other targets.  (Bloomberg)

HP vs. Google:  the battle of the break-up fees.  (Term Sheet)

“Post-spinoff is $HPQ going to change its ticker symbol? ” (@abnormalreturns)

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