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Silicon.com: IBM scales Linux to S/390 platform

May 17, 2000, 07:56 (1 Talkback[s])
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"In its latest push into the Linux arena, IBM has ported the open source operating system to its S/390 mainframe."

"The S/390 is IBM's high-end mainframe server, which experts claim is the industry standard for the world's largest companies. However, many have questioned Linux's ability to perform in such an environment."

"IBM will offer full services and support for the OS through its IBM Global Services division and Linux distributors SuSE and TurboLinux, giving the official seal of approval to a port that has been available to the open source community since the beginning of the year."

"IBM said it has been taken by surprise by the popularity of the Linux port, which has had 2,100 downloads since its posting on open source Web site."

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