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Linux on Mainframes Made Easy

Feb 05, 2008, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"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 easier.

"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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