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[News] UNIX at HP Gets Better, Embedded BSD Magazine

  • Subject: [News] UNIX at HP Gets Better, Embedded BSD Magazine
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 May 2010 12:14:03 +0100
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HP's Linux OS Alternative Gets a Face Lift

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| Sun's UNIX ecosystem was thrown into turmoil 
| following the company's acquisition by 
| Oracle. A big question mark remains over the 
| future of Solaris and OpenSolaris server 
| operating systems. In contrast, IBM and HP, 
| the other two big enterprise UNIX players, 
| have been plodding along steadily, hoping all 
| the while to pick up disaffected Sun 
| customers quicker than they lose their own to 
| Linux implementations.
| Let's focus on HP (NYSE: HPQ). Linux leaves 
| the company in a rather tricky situation. 
| That's because HP is a big fan of the open 
| source server software -- it's a phenomenon 
| too big to ignore. But it also sells UNIX, so 
| it has to be careful not to cannibalize its 
| UNIX sales by promoting Linux too hard. In 
| other words, HP's UNIX and Linux staff must 
| push their respective lines of business 
| without unduly dissing their opposite 
| numbers.


Embedded BSD



pc-bsd-a quick tour of the desktop

,----[ Quote ]
| this clip show some of the games/apps/etc that
| come pre installed with pc-bsd


Taking a look at PC-BSD 8.0

,----[ Quote ]
| While on the topic of other operating systems,
| it's hard for me, as a long-time Linux user,
| not to constantly compare PC-BSD to the
| penguin. Usually, these comparisons turn out
| favourably for PC-BSD. For example, PC-BSD
| runs faster on my systems than most of the
| full-sized Linux distributions and it
| generally used less memory. My notebook has an
| Intel video card and it's a card that has
| tripped up some of the more popular distros,
| but PC-BSD handled it without any problems.
| Likewise, sound worked on both of my machines
| without any tweaking, a feat Linux isn't
| always able to match. Some people might not
| like the PBI self-contained packaging
| approach, but the OS supports more traditional
| forms of package management, ensuring PBI
| files do not have to be used.

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