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HP Servers and Ubuntu: Read Between the Lines

Jun 18, 2009, 23:33 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"First, today's news: Canonical has certified Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition on Hewlett-Packard's HP ProLiant G6 servers; Ubuntu is now certified to run on 17 different ProLiant configurations. I've been expecting this news for several months. Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth hinted during the Ubuntu 9.04 launch that a Hewlett-Packard server announcement would surface within a few weeks or months.

"At the time, Shutteworth said Ubuntu 9.o4 had been tested to run on 45 different server configurations from IBM, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Lenovo and other server makers.

"A Closer Look
But what does the HP-Canonical relationship really mean? From my view, HP is essentially beta testing the Ubuntu Server market... kicking the tires and going out for a test drive, if you will."

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