CNET News.com: Linux on mainframes enters phase 2 (LinuxWorld Preview)
Jan 29, 2002, 01:41 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)
[ Thanks to Tomáš Marek for this
"In an inversion of the usually cutting-edge world of
Linux, many of the announcements coming out of the LinuxWorld
Conference and Expo this week will have a retro flavor, as
companies that specialize in software for the oldfangled mainframe
move to embrace the comparatively new operating system.
..."Linux has been a big breath of fresh air for the mainframe,"
said Giga Information Group mainframe analyst David Mastrobattista.
On a scale of one to 10, software companies' enthusiasm for
mainframes had for years been down at one or two. "Now that Linux
has arrived, I'd put the enthusiasm factor around seven or eight.
It's definitely moved into high gear."
Gartner Group estimates that 70 companies employ Linux on
mainframes for real-world use, with several hundred more evaluating
the operating system. Financial services giant and Citigroup
subsidiary Salomon Smith Barney is among those using Linux on IBM
mainframes, an IBM representative said."
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