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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Gets Broad LSB Certification

Dec 12, 2003, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael S. Mimoso)

[ Thanks to Michael S. Mimoso for this link. ]

"Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 may not be replacing Advanced Server 2.1 installations in record numbers, but it has reached a landmark certification status that no other Linux distribution has.

"The Free Standards Group has certified RHEL 3.0 across all platforms that the organization has judged to be Linux Standard Base (LSB) runtime environments, including all x86-compatible architectures, like Itanium and IBM's iSeries, S/390 and zSeries platforms. RHEL 3.0 is the first to be LSB certified on the iSeries, S/390, pSeries and zSeries platforms.

"'It's harder for non-LSB distributions to be accepted by enterprises that care about standards, like governments, for example,' said Brian Stevens, vice president of Red Hat's operating systems development group. 'They want LSB compliance...'"

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