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allforcarrie
November 4th, 2008, 04:25 AM
I just heard about this today. Apperently Ubuntu is the free version..


mpi Linux is a South African (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa) Linux distribution (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_distribution) based on Ubuntu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu), which focuses on the enterprise and government sector.
The project name originally referred to Impi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impi) meaning warrior in the Zulu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zulu) language.
In September 2005, Mark Shuttleworth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Shuttleworth) invested R (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_rand)10 million in return for 65% of Impi Linux
http://www.impi.org.za/ (http://www.impi.org.za/)

Vitamin-Carrot
November 4th, 2008, 04:45 AM
:confused:

so what would you be paying for ...

Support
Crossover

???

Frak
November 4th, 2008, 04:55 AM
This has been around for awhile.

Ubuntu is basically like how OpenSUSE is the development version of SUSE. Only, it's not. Ubuntu serves as a testing platform where packages are then scrutinized for Impi Linux. Remember, this is for Government and Enterprise sectors.

Oh, and it's support.

EDIT
And their server runs Microsoft Server 2003 w/ IIS 6