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July 28, 2009  4:06 PM

Report: IBM, Novell to cut SUSE Linux price on mainframe



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL), linux on System z mainframe, Novell SUSE, zLinux

Timothy Prickett Morgan apparently got his hands on a Novell presentation about SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), its iteration of Linux that is the most popular distribution running on the mainframe on top of z/VM.

April 21, 2009  1:22 PM

Mainframe revenue down 19%



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
linux on System z mainframe

IBM announced yesterday that its System z mainframe revenue had dropped almost 20% in the first quarter compared to the first quarter of 2008. Still, during a conference call with investors yesterday, IBM Chief Financial Officer...


March 5, 2009  4:20 PM

Linux on z/VM a big topic at Share this week



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
linux on System z mainframe, zLinux

There are more than a dozen sessions here at Share in Austin this week on running Linux on the IBM System z within z/VM, big iron's virtualization operating system. Nationwide, John Deere, the list goes on and on. Yesterday I sat in on one of those sessions, where a systems engineer for a large...


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