This is apparently the first time a major hardware maker embraces Linux. Not surprising since Debian is the best for servers.
HP, Palo Alto, California, says it will support Debian Linux on its ProLiant and HP BladeSystem servers, and what it says is the industry’s first Debian Linux customizable thin client from a major vendor, the new HP t5725 Thin Client server.
HP is supporting Debian because it has been shipping Debian Linux servers to customers in the fields of telecommunications and high-performance technical computing, said Jeffrey Wade, open source and Linux marketing manager at HP’s offices in Houston. HP’s involvement with the Debian dates back to 1995, he said.