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 ? No.
by _QJ_ on Mon 21st Jun 2010 07:22 UTC
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I don't thing that HP will be a Linux distributor as Red-Hat, or other can be.
HP uses Linux, but HP will not distribute its own.

I you have ever updated the firmware of a HP Proliant system, the firmware of a business class printer, you can see that Linux is behind the "scene".

Regarding future mobile computing devices, I thing HP will (probably) provide devices with embedded Linux to inter-connect these mobile devices with business IT. And I am pretty sure that, we will not see something spectacular from HP.

This is just what I thing and this is pure speculation, so feel free to comment positively or not.

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