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High Performance Linux News for Feb 22, 2002

  • Sun: Linux on the Mainframe--Not a Good Idea (Feb 22, 2002, 17:54)
    "Recently, IBM announced a new 'Linux-only' mainframe, the z800, which IBM is promoting as a way to consolidate multiple Linux and Unix servers. Running Linux on a mainframe doesn't change the fact that you must still maintain an expensive, proprietary system, defeating the whole purpose of introducing open standards like Linux. Although it's technically possible to configure such a system, the question remains, 'How well-suited is the system to the task?' Linux on the mainframe just doesn't compute. Here's why..."