June 6, 2003
Linux and mainframes, part 2: Choosing distros and apps
Michael S. Mimoso writes "Running Linux on an IBM mainframe doesn't lock users into an IBM-controlled operating system and application world. In fact, Linux expands the mainframe world by bringing open-source into the fold, according to Ingolf Salm, co-author of the new Prentice Hall book, Linux on the Mainframe. In the final part of this two-part interview on Linux and mainframes, Salm provides a guide to choosing Linux distributions and commercial and open-source applications. In part one, Salm described the benefits that virtualization brings to the mix, while his Linux on the Mainframe co-author Maria Eisenhaendler, explained why Linux and the mainframe are a good team."