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raminaa niilian
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Hi
thank you for reading my post
Can some one please explain what is/are differences between a Linux (for example redhat enterprise linux) and zLinux?
Does any java application which run on linux will run on zLinux?

what is characterestics of zLinux?

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Joe Ess
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Linux is a Unix-like operating system kernel. zLinux is a port of Linux to IBM mainframe hardware.
 
Tim Holloway
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zLinux is for zSeries hardware (IBM mainframes). If the WIkipedia article is correct, it's a generic name for several different implementations of Linux on z machines, not a specific program product. Since Java isn't normally bundled with Linux, you'd have to supply your own JVM. IBM has done some very good JVM implementations. I think Sun has a zSeries JVM, and I wouldn't be suprised to find others from vendors such a jRockit.

Since Java is "write-once, run anywhere", most Java apps written for platforms such as Microsoft Windows and non-z-Linux should run OK so long as they adhere to the "100% pure Java rules" and don't invoke classes that are vendor-specific.

Don't expect apps written using Swing to run on an IBM 3270 green-screen terminal, however. The hardware can't handle it.
 
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