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HP To Certify Ubuntu 12.04 LTS For Its Proliant Servers 66

An anonymous reader writes with this dose of nice news (untranslated from the PR-ese) on the Linux-in-business front: "Mark Shuttleworth has announced at the OpenStack conference that Canonical has received a ringing endorsement from HP in the form of certification for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on the ProLiant server systems. Responding to customer demand, HP has decided to officially support the popular flavor of Linux giving sysadmins another flexible software option to leverage their current and future hardware."
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HP To Certify Ubuntu 12.04 LTS For Its Proliant Servers

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  • Awesome! (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 19, 2012 @10:43AM (#39733845)

    They already support Debian so this won't be much of a stretch. Hooray! Now, if they would only officially support desktop linux on their laptops and desktops, including help make sure drivers work or driver docs are available...

  • by Zsub ( 1365549 ) on Thursday April 19, 2012 @10:44AM (#39733857)

    Why is this even necessary?! Apparently, you can void your hardware warranty by installing software (from TFA):

    it simply means that by installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on their current (or future) ProLiant hardware that they won’t nullify any kind of hardware warranty

    But how does this even work? Also: as TFA notes, it's unclear who is endorsing who here, with HP being extremely profitable and all, but wouldn't it be cheaper for HP to just not be a little whiney kid about what kind of software you can or can't run?

  • by LordLimecat ( 1103839 ) on Thursday April 19, 2012 @11:14AM (#39734171)

    Wasnt a previous beta /RC (or possibly release?) of Ubuntu a year or so ago capable of bricking onboard NICs of any machine with a specific intel chipset?

    I dont recall the details, but the point is, the wrong software most certainly cause hardware issues.

  • Re:Awesome! (Score:4, Insightful)

    by h4rr4r ( 612664 ) on Thursday April 19, 2012 @11:16AM (#39734201)

    Cute, but it is a common linux distro to use in Enterprises. Pretty much that or RHEL if you want or need support. Lots of commercial software will only be certified for OS that have commercial support available for purchase like Ubuntu does. That way if the customer encounters a problem that is actually with the OS they can kick the customer to OS support.

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