ZDNet UK: IBM supports S/390 Linux

“Linux took another major stride towards corporate acceptance
last week, with IBM’s announcement that IBM Global Services would
support S/390 versions of Linux from SuSE and TurboLinux.”

“The move means that organisations with S/390 mainframes will be
able to run more than 450 applications now available for the free
operating system, alongside OS/390 applications.”

Linux for S/390 includes IBM middleware that will let Linux
applications link seamlessly with OS/390 and extract data from DB2
databases running under OS/390.
DB2 Connect will ship to a few
selected customers in July. A version of Java 2 will also be
available for OS/390 next month.”

“IBM said it was providing more input to the open-source
development effort than its rivals. UK senior consultant Clive
Druett said IBM has already had several enhancements — to
performance tools, file system journaling and file serving —
accepted by the committee that controls Linux.”


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