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IBM Expands POWER8 Server Portfolio with Ubuntu Linux

Interestingly the Power S824L system is initially only available with Ubuntu Linux and not Red Hat or SUSE Linux. Sibley, noted that IBM welcomed Ubuntu Linux in April 2014 to the ecosystem for Linux on Power Systems. He added that for the most part IBM clients can choose Ubuntu, Red Hat or SUSE, though that’s not the case with the S824L server.