17.1. Where can you find applications for Linux on the mainframe?

It is not difficult to find applications for Linux on the mainframe. Here are some sources:

  • Applications that come with your Linux distribution

  • Open Source applications that are not shipped by distributors

  • Commercial applications from independent software vendors

The following sections cover general considerations for sources of applications. For specific examples of Linux-on-the-mainframe applications, see Chapter 27, “Examples for Applications.”

17.1.1. What comes with a distribution?

While some companies might have the skill to build their own Linux systems, most of them turn to commercial Linux distributions as the source for well-defined and stable foundations for their production ...

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