While HP was slow in supporting Linux on the desktop, HP has long supported Linux on the server. HP currently supports RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), Novell’s SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server), Oracle Enterprise Linux and even the community’s own Linux, Debian on its server hardware. Now, HP is about to start supporting Ubuntu on its ProLiant server line.
Canonical, Ubuntu’s parent company, has been working towards moving Ubuntu into enterprise servers for some time now. We tend to think of Ubuntu as the community favorite Linux and on desktops. Ubuntu started coming into its own as a server operating system in mid-2006 with Ubuntu 6.06LTS-the first Long Term Supported version. When Wikipedia chose Ubuntu to run its servers, Ubuntu officially arrived as a world-case server operating system.