Posts Tagged ‘Linux’

Virtualization of 700 servers on two mainframes

Friday, December 29th, 2006

InformationWeek has an interesting article on how Nationwide has consolidated more than 700 Intel and Unix servers on two IBM System z9 mainframes. Nationwide is running a version of Novell’s Suse Linux on the mainframes in VMware and IBM Virtualization Engine software. I have previously blogged about the IBM System z9 Business Class and its […]

Open Source Windows OS

Monday, August 28th, 2006

ReactOS is a free open source operating system based on the Microsoft Windows architecture. ReactOS 0.3 was released yesterday. A very interesting project that tries to be an open source alternative for Windows users that does not want to switch to a new operating system such as Linux. The ReactOS homepage has links to reviews […]

Draft Redbook on Linux virtual servers under z/VM

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

A draft Redbook on Linux virtual servers on IBM zSeries and System z9 under z/VM is available. The Redbook shows in a cookbook format how to install and configure z/VM in an LPAR and then how to install Linux under the z/VM – thereby enabling Linux on z/Series. The book uses RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 […]

Lotus Notes on Linux

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Ed Brill and others (Andy Piper,, Sean Burgess) have already blogged about the recent announcement from IBM that a Lotus Notes client will be available for Linux and ready for download via Passport Advantage on July 24, 2006. It is a very interesting announcement for Linux desktop users.

Why run Linux on the mainframe?

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Via the Mainframe blog I came across a post on reasons for running Linux on the mainframe. The post is very interesting and discusses the I/O difference between a mainframe and a PC based server. I am currently involved in a project that establishes several Linux servers in both a DMZ and in an internal […]

Hasta la Vista?

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

There has been lots of fuzz lately around whether IBM will move away from Windows (and not use Vista at all) and instead completely switch to Linux for desktop clients used internally. IBMeye has an article on the subject that clarifies a lot on what IBM is doing with Windows and Linux. I will not […]