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ZDNet UK: IBM supports S/390 Linux

May 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."

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