"Linux is certainly an operating system that has made huge
strides in the Intel server market. Equally, much has been made of
the fact that Linux is also supported on IBM's zSeries Mainframe
computers. However, to date the world at large has paid little
attention to Linux running on any other chip architectures. This
week, that changed with Red Hat becoming the first major Linux
distributor to Sign an agreement with IBM to make the operating
system available pre-loaded on IBM's POWER based servers.
"Whilst a number of Linux distributions (including the major
players Red Hat and SuSE) have previously supported the Power
architecture, the expanded agreement between IBM and Red Hat will
allow Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.3 to be ordered concurrent with
the IBM eServer POWER hardware..."