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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?"

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