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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Hp, the Linux Distributor? Yes.
by shotsman on Sun 20th Jun 2010 18:19 UTC
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Why?
Now that Oracle has spiked their Solaris OEM License turning to Linux is the obvious place to go if they want to keep their options open (with Microsoft the other one).

My problem with this is (As others have noted) their tendency to add all sorts of bloatware stuff to everything that is not aimed at the server space. If they can resist this then fine but somehow, I doubt it.

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