Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Mar 2007 16:28 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux Hewlett-Packard is closing custom deals for thousands of desktop PCs running Linux, which has the company assessing the possibility of offering factory-loaded Linux systems, an HP executive said. "We are involved in a number of massive deals for Linux desktops, and those are the kinds of things that are indicators of critical mass. So we are really looking at it very hard," said Doug Small, worldwide director of open source and Linux marketing at HP. "We are in a massive deal right now for multi-thousands of units of a desktop opportunity for Linux. That's an indicator." He declined to give details about the deals.
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RE: Which OS
by jakesdad on Thu 8th Mar 2007 18:08 UTC in reply to "Which OS"
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One of 3. Either Novell's SLED, Ubuntu, or Redhat Enterprise Workstation.

Im willing to bet its Novell, since they already have an agreement in place.

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RE[2]: Which OS
by Liquidator on Thu 8th Mar 2007 18:24 in reply to "RE: Which OS"
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It won't be red hat. Not mature enough for the desktop, not popular outside the server market, and pricy.

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RE[2]: Which OS
by Beresford on Thu 8th Mar 2007 18:39 in reply to "RE: Which OS"
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They use Suse for their pre install setup disk (SmartStart) so I'm also thinking Suse.

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RE[3]: Which OS
by akro on Thu 8th Mar 2007 18:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Which OS"
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Actually as former HPer they supported Debian, RHEL and Suse internally on what we called Linux COE (Common Operating Environment) So i wouldn't put it past them to offer debianubuntu. Theyt already offer support for debian on some servers. Although they have strong relationships with both RH and Novell so maybe all three or one preinstall with certification for the others.

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