What does IBM really mean when it says, "Power Linux"?
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By: Jeff Scheel.
Ever wondered what IBM means when they say "Power Linux"? I get questions all the time like, "How does Power Linux differ from RHEL or SLES?" So, I thought perhaps it might be time to address this in writing, in a common place.
Here's the simple answer: Power Linux generally refers to all supported Linux distributions that run on IBM Power Systems servers. This means that Power Linux includes all Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) versions. We simply say "Power Linux" instead of "RHEL and SLES" each time we wish to refer collectively to these Linux distributions. (What would one expect from us, the master of 3 letter acronyms and abbr
As my college physics professor used to say: "Is it as transparent as mud?"