Fedora rides again on System z: Hope for PowerPC as well
Feb 14, 2011, 11:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)
"Every once in a while there's a tech announcement that makes me
do a double-take. Today's catastrophic announcement with Nokia and
Microsoft? Nah. Fedora on IBM System z, now there's a puzzler.
"The Fedora community is all about experimentation and cutting
edge development, so it doesn't shock me to see it being ported to
non-mainstream systems. But the news at the end of January that
Fedora 14 is kicking on System z caught me by surprise. I mean,
we've got IBM's heavy hitting mainframe that is meant for
mission-critical workloads on one hand, and then Fedora on the
other. All due respect to the Fedora community, but "mission
critical" is not one of the terms that leaps to mind when I think
Fedora. Nor is mainframe. What gives?"