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[4]: Misleading?
by Lennie on Fri 9th Sep 2011 18:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Misleading?"
Lennie
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2007-09-22

Ohh, I didn't know that, seems they do that since 2000.

A special chip ?

I guess that means a special CPU-microcode ?

Yep, just checked on Wikipedia it says:
"The specialty processors are all identical and IBM locks out certain functions based on what the processor is characterized as" ... "reduced cost"

Seems the special chips are optional, has stuff disabled so you can only use it for Linux but at a reduced cost.

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