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VARBusiness: IBM To Demo Linux On Mainframe

Jan 31, 2000, 19:28 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edward F. Moltzen)

"IBM Corp. this week will demonstrate a 'prototype' version of Linux that runs on its mainframe System 390.

An IBM executive said, however, the company is not yet supporting Linux on the S/390. Rather, the company will continue to make Linux available free for users who want to download the software from its developer Web site."

IBM will demonstrate the technology at the LinuxWorld conference later this week... Linux for S/390 can be integrated on the mainframe system and run on a logical partition... a deployment of 14,000 PCs -- such as America Online Inc. has -- could eventually be replaced with a single System 390 for Web hosting if the mainframe had a Linux partition."

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