Why Companies Don't Support Debian
Jan 31, 2008, 23:30 (9 Talkback[s])
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"At a recent Australian Linux conference, Sam Varghese reported
that two Debian developers pointed out that the Debian Project
needs more corporate support for 'men, money and machines' to
advance the operating system.
"They're right. It does. They also pointed out that many
companies, such as HP, IBM, Silicon Graphics and Google, either use
Debian Linux internally, or actually incorporate it into products.
For example, HP uses Debian 'Etch' 4.0 in its new t5735 thin-client
device. Right again.
"Debian, either directly or through related Linux distributions
such as Xandros, is used both by Linux enthusiasts and Fortune 500