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Also, it is not one check.

Also, HP provides hardware, not software (in the largest of majorities...)
They may or may not run fedora, I have no idea.
Don't underestimate the size of HP's software market. They have a lot of high end corporate systems running their OS's and software for controllers, etc. Although most of it is garbage anyways, it's still there... Somehow they keep pushing out their crap. (Except for the Procurves)
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And in 20 years NASA will forget to format the hard drives and hell will break lose
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Seems like they would've opted for IBM. Should've chose Foxconn.
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It seems many people fail to realize that consumer products differ greatly from the business lines of most OEMs. HP, Dell, etc. all have very solid business machines. They don't skimp on parts and in general you are better off fronting the extra money for a business grade laptop over a Best Buy, Fry's, etc. consumer model. 10 year contracts are very good things. I didn't see if it mentioned who had the contract before this. Anyone know?
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Dell had a contract with NASA for their climate change investigations servers, but not sure who had this exact contract they are replacing now. They probably have several contracts with different companies for specific uses.
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Good god I hope Nasa never plans on using HP's engineering 'skill' on a live space craft. We may actually make it 1/10th of the way to Mars before the control center's power connector unsolders itself.
Edited by pengs - 12/30/10 at 7:55pm
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