Linux on z Systems


Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

Within this information, 'Linux on System z' and 'Linux on z Systems' are used synonymously to refer to Linux running on an IBM mainframe system.

What is Linux on z Systems?

Linux on z Systems is the synonym for Linux running on any IBM mainframe, including:

Linux on z Systems exploits the strengths and reliability features of the z Systems hardware, while preserving the openness and stability of Linux.
For more information refer to the Linux on z Systems homepage at:

Linux on z Systems distributions are offered by Linux distribution partners (Canonical, Red Hat, and SUSE) who provide services and support.
As well, IBM offers services for all eligible Linux distributions for z Systems, and support for the distributions from Red Hat and SUSE.
For more information, please contact your IBM representative or business partner or call 1-800-426-4968 (U.S.) or the appropriate IBM number in your region.

Which information is provided?

The provided information describes the Linux on z Systems functionality for system programmers: some information relates to specific Linux on z Systems distributions.

Contact the IBM team

If you want to contact the Linux on z Systems IBM team refer to the Contact the Linux on z Systems IBM team page.

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