To all the people who think that everything will all turn around after the merger is voted down and CF departs, think again. HP's spirit has been broken. It has turned into one of those burocracies where 5 people steer the boat while one rows. Unfortunately the boat's rudder is stuck and the boat is going around in circles as a title wave approaches. The HP Way is history. It is gone for good. HP has no balls, they have been chopped off. There is no place for that in the technology industry. The strong survive, the old and weak will get eaten alive.
That will be good for CPQ. Compaq's business is growing in case you haven't noticed. I don't want the merger either. CPQ will come out the winner if the merger is voted down. I think CF will be gone if it is voted down.