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SearchOpenSource: Mainframe Linux vs. Unix

Feb 28, 2007, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Milberg)

[ Thanks to Jane Walker for this link. ]

"Today's new breed of smaller, cheaper mainframes, paired with the Linux operating system, look like an attractive alternative to Unix on RISC or SPARC servers. Linux on the mainframe seems to give us the best of all worlds: the dependability and resilience of over 40 years of hardware innovation and a flexible, reliable open source operating system. The big question: When should companies choose Linux mainframes over Unix?

"This article compares the features and performance of Linux on the mainframe--in this case, the IBM System z Server--and compares it with Unix, in terms of its availability, features and performance..."

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