March 24, 2008
It's A Support Thing -- Or: One Throat To Choke
Last year, word swirled in the air that Hewlett-Packard would be the next big PC vendor after Dell (Dell) to add support for Linux on desktops. So far the official word remains muted, in the realm of "we're exploring options, we'll make an announcement when the time is right", but the guesses now center around HP providing SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop as its distro of choice. The real question isn't what distribution, though -- it's what kind of support options you'll get, or as they say, which throat to choke when things break.