"Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 may not be replacing Advanced
Server 2.1 installations in record numbers, but it has reached a
landmark certification status that no other Linux distribution
"The Free Standards Group has certified RHEL 3.0 across all
platforms that the organization has judged to be Linux Standard
Base (LSB) runtime environments, including all x86-compatible
architectures, like Itanium and IBM's iSeries, S/390 and zSeries
platforms. RHEL 3.0 is the first to be LSB certified on the
iSeries, S/390, pSeries and zSeries platforms.
"'It's harder for non-LSB distributions to be accepted by
enterprises that care about standards, like governments, for
example,' said Brian Stevens, vice president of Red Hat's operating
systems development group. 'They want LSB compliance...'"