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Upside: A big step: Linux on mainframes

May 22, 2000, 00:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)

"After nine years of running on every possible junkyard configuration of machine and microprocessor, Linux, the little operating system that could, finally made it to the top of the computing mountain this week."

"IBM (IBM), a company that has used Linux and the open-source software movement to turn its aging supertanker self around, repaid the favor this week when it announced it will sell a version of Linux for the System 390 server."

"We think this is a whole new era for mainframe computing," said Mark Shearer, vice president of e-business marketing for IBM's System 390 division. "We think Linux will bring mainframes right back to the center of the industry for our e-business customers."

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