HP To Launch Linux++ Operating System Next Year

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 18 December 2014 at 01:26 PM EST. 63 Comments
Hewlett Packard is going to introduce their "revolutionary" new operating system next summer that's dubbed Linux++.

A report out of TechnologyReview.com says that next June is when HP's new OS called Linux++ will be ready. Linux++ is the operating system for HP's "The Machine", their next-generation computer that's supposed to be much more energy-efficient and powerful than traditional PCs. The Machine will seemingly be used for high-performance servers and use a new type of system memory.

The report out of TechnologyReview.com states, "[the] team aims to complete an operating system designed for The Machine, called Linux++, in June 2015. Software that emulates the hardware design of The Machine and other tools will be released so that programmers can test their code against the new operating system. Linux++ is intended to ultimately be replaced by an operating system designed from scratch for The Machine, which HP calls Carbon. Programmers’ experiments with Linux++ will help people understand the project and aid HP’s progress, says Bresniker. He hopes to gain more clues about, for example, what types of software will benefit most from the new approach."

We'll learn more next year about Linux++ and The Machine, assuming the project doesn't end up getting delayed or canned.
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