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: I don't agree!!!!
by Windlord on Sun 20th Jun 2010 21:15 UTC in reply to "I don't agree!!!!"
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SuSE is not supported inside IBM by OpenClient, the effort was let to rot -the only officially supported ones are RHEL & Ubuntu-. As I said, from june 2009 they´ve started to promote it more actively inside the company, but is recent and very slow (in many instances you´ve to clear with your manager to install linux).

Also, the use of OSS is quite discouraged since they fear it might pollute their IP -hell I even had to clear to use OpenOffice instead of Symphony!-. IBM is playing both sides with Linux & OSS

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