Boston Linux & Unix (BLU) Home | Calendar | Mail Lists | List Archives | Desktop SIG | Hardware Hacking SIG
Wiki | Flickr | PicasaWeb | Video | Maps & Directions | Installfests | Keysignings
Linux Cafe | Meeting Notes | Blog | Linux Links | Bling | About BLU

BLU Discuss list archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

HP going to offer Ubuntu now?

On Sun, 1 Jul 2007 16:34:31 -0400
"Martin Owens" <doctormo-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at> wrote:

> This seems different some how, when Dell, HP and all that started
> selling Linux machines; they began by telling no one about it; selling
> mainly to corporates; and using red hat linux or suse where they paid
> typical support costs. ubuntu in comparison is a few more years down
> the road compared with red hat 7 and is aimed squarely at normal home
> users.

You need to put this into perspective. HP, SGI and IBM are major Linux
server vendors. IBM is one of the few who use it in TV ads, but IBM is
not really a consumer company. Their few forays into consumerland
failed. The original PC was not intended for consumers, it was intended
for corporate. Dell and HP are the top two consumer PC vendors. It
should be noted that HP has been involved with Linux since at least
1994. In that year, the BLU, then part of the Boston Computer Society,
featured Jim Paradis at the megameeting with Linux on Alpha, and we
also had Linus and Mad Dog as speakers.=20

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
Boston Linux and Unix user group PGP key id:C5061EA9
PGP Key fingerprint:053C 73EC 3AC1 5C44 3E14 9245 FB00 3ED5 C506 1EA9

BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

Valid HTML 4.01! Valid CSS!

Boston Linux & Unix /