Linked by David Adams on Wed 7th Sep 2011 21:15 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Sources close to Canonical and IBM are telling me that Ubuntu may soon be certified on IBM's System p mini-computers and blades and System z mainframes.
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RE: Misleading?
by CapEnt on Wed 7th Sep 2011 22:48 UTC in reply to "Misleading?"
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Since Linux can run baremetal on a System z, it will be quite strange that this certification only cover the z/VM.

I could be wrong, but RedHat and Novell looks to be certified to run as a baremetal install, thus Ubuntu will not be the first case.

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RE[2]: Misleading?
by Lennie on Wed 7th Sep 2011 23:06 in reply to "RE: Misleading?"
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RedHat and Suse don't run baremetal either.

But on System Z, as I understand it, most operating systems (must ?) use paravirtualization.

Which means special drivers for the special virtual devices which are available on system Z.

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RE[3]: Misleading?
by Nth_Man on Fri 9th Sep 2011 17:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Misleading?"
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RedHat and Suse don't run baremetal either.
Linux can run on the mainframe, natively, baremetal.

In the article, one comment says "IBM provides IFL which is a chip specifically for running Linux on the mainframe with or without zVM". Then we can see it graphically in

That image is from the page, where you can search for the text "native Linux".

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