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CIN: Goodbye zOS? Your Next Big Unix Box Might Be a Linux Mainframe

Mar 29, 2003, 01:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Orzech)

"In what one IBM-watcher calls a 'dramatic change' in IBM's thinking, Big Blue is now starting to push mainframes that run Linux--and only Linux.

"It was three years ago that IBM started a revolution in its decades-old mainframe business, when it released a version of Linux that ran on the mainframe.

"Now, there are signals of another siesmic shift: a growing trend towards selling mainframes that run Linux and the zVM virtual machine software, without IBM's traditional zOS mainframe operating system..."

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