"Linux and mainframes go together like ham and eggs. Linux
virtual machines were reviving the mainframe market before most IT
administrators knew anything about virtualization. However, until
recently, installing Linux on an IBM System z mainframe was a job
for experts. Now, Novell has announced its SLES (SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server) Starter System. Novell claims that this makes
System z Linux installations, if not a snap, certainly much
"The SLES Starter System is a pre-built installation server that
simplifies the SLES installation. While it's not an exact analogy,
one way to think of the Starter System is that it acts much like a
live Linux CD for a PC..."
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