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TheStandard: Linux Graduates to Mainframes

May 17, 2000, 14:13 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elinor Abreu)

"In a sign that the open-source movement is making inroads into the world of mainframes, IBM will announce today that it will use Linux software and services for its System 390 enterprise servers."

"The move merges the openness and flexibility of the Linux application environment with the scalability, reliability and security of the S/390 hardware platform, says Greg Burke, VP of IBM's division for Linux S/390."

"This is the first time that Linux has been enabled on a mainframe computer. In a sense, it validates the fact that Linux is now ready for prime time," Burke says. "If Linux can run on the biggest and baddest mainframe in the world that Fortune 500 customers use to run their businesses, then Linux is no longer just something to play with."

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