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    Re: Why not HP-UX? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 01 @ 21:57:32 BST

    cause the blade server cpu is a pretty small sized system, therefor small ressource consumption is pretty much a ko kriteria. in addition to that, for tasks like root-access to dedicated web hosting servers you cant sell anything besides Linux or Windows to the mass market.

    But you are probably right, if one does not use the blades for hosting but for normal data centers, HP-UX might be an alternative.

    Bernd aka eckes

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    Re: Why not HP-UX? (Score: 1)
    by steveha on Friday, May 03 @ 00:40:46 BST
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    From what I have read, HP has been very pleased with Linux in general and Debian in particular. Because Debian is an open project, if they need some addition to Debian, they can just contribute it; to get changes made to other distros, they would probably need to pay money to the distro company.

    As for HP-UX, I suspect that in the long term, HP will phase it out in favor of Linux. I don’t think HP views HP-UX as a profit center; any resources HP spends on HP-UX development are more or less overhead. If Linux could do everything HP-UX can do, and more besides, then HP can just support Linux, and take advantage of new Linux features as they appear (as opposed to having their developers code those features for HP-UX).

    Note that I’m speculating. I have no special knowledge of what HP is thinking.

    By the way, I’m pretty certain that IBM is going to drop AIX in the long (or even medium) term. They seem to be very busy porting all the cool AIX features to Linux: their journaled filesystem, their logical volume management, etc. IBM supports Linux on just about every computer they sell, and IBM views itself as a hardware and support vendor, not an OS vendor. If they can sell as many or more computers with Linux as with AIX, they will be just as happy to phase out AIX.


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    Re: Why not HP-UX? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, May 03 @ 07:21:56 BST

    It might make sense to run HP-UX on PA-RISC blades. But the blade servers that HP is shipping now do not use PA-RISC. They use Pentium 3 processors.

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