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ZDNet: Has the Linux 'dream machine' arrived?

Mar 30, 2000, 23:35 (0 Talkback[s])
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"IBM's S/390 is gaining ground with e-commerce customers, and Big Blue credits Linux with helping to breathe new life into the mainframe 'dinosaur'...."

"To date, there have been 1,100 downloads from IBM's DeveloperWorks Web site of IBM's mainframe Linux variant."

"And customers say the combination of the mainframe operating system's legacy transaction capabilities, combined with Linux's hosting strengths, makes for a powerful commerce platform...."

"Customers playing with it (Linux for S/390) are finding interest in running multiple instances of Linux on a single server," said Rich Lechner, vice president of e-business for IBM's Enterprise Systems Group."

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