May 8, 2002

Linux on the mainframe: Nice place to visit, but ... has the analysis saying Linux on mainframes will continue to be a niche market. "Users face considerable vendor hype, especially from IBM, concerning the viability of Linux as a mainframe growth driver. Although users have been slow to embrace mainframe Linux -- despite IBM's marketing claim that 11% of MIPS shipped in 2001 were Linux-ready -- we see some near-term Linux momentum developing for application integration with existing legacy systems, operations training, and low-end consolidation."


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