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IDG.net: Linux on a Mainframe Is Hardly a 'No-Cost Scenario'

Aug 27, 2002, 20:30 (27 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jaikumar Vijayan)

"Linux may be free, but users shouldn't overlook the costs associated with bringing it to the mainframe.

"That's according to analysis delivered by Cambridge, Mass.-based Giga Information Group Inc. at last week's Share user conference in San Francisco.

"For one thing, users planning to run Linux-based applications on IBM's zSeries mainframes should factor in the costs associated with getting enterprise-class support and maintenance services..."

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