We are a chip company so we don’t expect to sell boxes except incidentally as development systems. We expect that the community and vendors of Mill-based products will port a wide variety of commercial software to Mill, including various flavors of Linux. It is not our place to choose one flavor over another because that would be choosing one customer over another.
We do expect to provide reference implementations of several versions; priority of versions will be determined by market. We will also need to create a new version to take advantage of aspects of the Mill that existing versions are ignorant of. In particular, we expect to provide a reference micro-kernal based version to take advantage of the reliability and security features.