ZDNet UK: IBM supports S/390 LinuxMay 22, 2000, 20:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shan Kelly)
"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."