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IT-Director: Linux, Coming Soon to a Mainframe Near You

Mar 09, 2000, 22:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"You could be forgiven for thinking that there was little point in putting Linux on the IBM mainframe...."

"News of an IBM Linux port to the 390 began to emerge last year, as a rumour, following a posting to the Linux Kernel list which enquired about DMA buffers and address space. The rumour was confirmed in December when IBM published its modifications and additions to the Linux 2.2.13 code base for the support of the S/390 architecture...."

"According to IBM, Linux on S/390 will the fastest Linux that exists and will also naturally inherit many of the enterprise-level characteristics of the mainframe. Given IBM's unambiguous enthusiasm for Linux, we expect further developments of Linux 390...."

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