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manish_4usr
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what is hp linux, how compare to redhat
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Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: hp

Hi,

There is no such thing as hp linux as far as I'm aware.

You can however buy various Linux distributions from HP as detailed here:

http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/309906-0-0-0-121.html

Cheers,

Rob
JaS_4
Honored Contributor

Re: hp

Unless you are enquiring about hp-ux which is another flavour of Unix.
Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: hp

There _used to be_ an OS product called "HP Secure OS Software for Linux", which was a version of Linux with Mandatory Access Control and security compartmentalization systems added - a kind of "VirtualVault for Linux" if you will.

We used it in one project.

If I recall correctly, it was very much based on RedHat of the equivalent age, replacing only the kernel and security-critical packages with HP-extended versions.

It apparently failed to be profitable for HP, so the product was discontinued after a while. I guess the customers' point was "we now get SELinux for free in most major distributions, why should we pay extra for this?"

I was kind of sad to see it go away: the extended security system seemed pretty flexible, yet easier to understand than SELinux. (But that might be only because I had worked with HP-UX VirtualVault before... :)

MK
MK