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LinuxPlanet: It's Official: IBM Releases Linux for the S/390

May 17, 2000, 04:52 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Courtney)

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"After months of prerelease code availability, IBM today announced the general availability of Linux for the S/390 mainframe platform. The company adds System/390 hardware to its list of supported environments for Linux, completing a range of systems that extend from Intel laptops to the largest mainframes the company has ever made."

"Linux for S/390 will be supported by IBM Global Services (IGS) right alongside the other mainframe operating systems, such as OS/390 and VM/ESA. IBM is also announcing partnerships with SuSE and TurboLinux to distribute Linux for S/390 and provide value-added support for the product. This partnership gives IBM the Linux credibility and expertise of TurboLinux and SuSE, while allowing these Linux-oriented companies to reach mainframe-oriented enterprise customers who might otherwise be inaccessible."

"In addition to Linux itself, IBM will be releasing native versions of its key middleware and database products for Linux on S/390 as well, including the client "connector" for DB2 Universal Database."

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