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Re: lynx-dev Lynx in the news

From: pg
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Lynx in the news
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 07:29:07 -0600 (MDT)

In a recent note, Thomas Dickey said:

> Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 04:38:07 -0400
> On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 04:10:10AM -0400, Philip Webb wrote:
> > ZDNews has a story today re IBM offering free Linux mainframe access,
> > which contains a mention of Lynx:
> (It's not clear if that's os390, or Linux running as a virtual machine in
> os390 - the latter is of little interest unless it comes with a different
> compiler, etc.).
Not OS/390.  OS/390 doesn't provide virtual machines.  VM/390 (completely
different operating system) provides virtual machines.  Linux/390
can run either in a virtual machine under VM/390, or standalone in an
LPAR (Logical PARtition), which puts it on a par with OS/390 or VM/390
as an operating system.  (Any one of the three can be run as an LPAR
or as a virtual machine under VM/390.)  The compiler is gcc.

I don't understand your statement that "the latter is of little interest".
It's a new and very powerful hardware platform that supports Linux.
Or do you simply mean that Linux is so well supported by Open Source
software that the port is so simple as to be uninteresting?

-- gil

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