IDG.net: Linux on a Mainframe Is Hardly a 'No-Cost Scenario'
Aug 27, 2002, 20:30 (27 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jaikumar Vijayan)
"Linux may be free, but users shouldn't overlook the costs
associated with bringing it to the mainframe.
"That's according to analysis delivered by Cambridge,
Mass.-based Giga Information Group Inc. at last week's Share user
conference in San Francisco.
"For one thing, users planning to run Linux-based applications
on IBM's zSeries mainframes should factor in the costs associated
with getting enterprise-class support and maintenance