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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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by nt_jerkface on Mon 21st Jun 2010 19:44 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
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The incredibly lame thing is that companies like Dell and HP have billions in cash on hand but don't have the guts to spend it on projects that compete directly with MS or Apple.

I remember a ways back when Dell was complaining about how Apple wouldn't license OSX to him. How they hell can he complain while sitting on billions in cash? Build your own dude, geez.

Most of the tech giants operate on very conservative strategies and don't take risks against MS or Apple.

I like your desktop plan though, FreeBSD is underrated and deserves its day in the sun.

Edited 2010-06-21 19:49 UTC

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