Linked by David Adams on Sun 20th Jun 2010 03:23 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Linux Hardware companies don't tend to have their own Linux distributions. IBM uses Linux everywhere, but they don't have their own Linux. Dell will be happy to sell you notebooks and netbooks with Ubuntu or a workstation or server with RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux). But, no major OEM (original equipment manufacturer) has had a house-brand Linux... until now. HP has recently bought not one, but two Linux distributions. Surely HP is not getting into the Linux distribution business? Are they?
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Knowing HP..
by WereCatf on Sun 20th Jun 2010 07:09 UTC
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If HP really does go out and roll a distro of their own, or even the afore-mentioned Splashtop-type one, expect the system to be full of trialware and enormous 500 megabyte apps even for just the tiniest and smallest of things.

My condolences goes out to anyone who some day in the future might have to use a HP-owned distro.

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