I don't recall ever needing to pay a vendor for anything when upgrading my

Assuming the version of the vendor software I had was supported on the new

Different story if I was upgrading hardware or had to upgrade the vendor
software (and didn't have a current support agreement).

On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 4:59 PM, Gqcy <gmufasa01@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I haven't checked yet, but when I have upgraded the os in the past...

there are those midrange software vendors that ask for additional payment
to run their software on a newer os, outside of normal maintenance...

some of these vendors will try to spin it to say that "ALL SOFTWARE
VENDORS" demand payment, not just those who play in the midrange market.

My people who work in Microsoft/Intel environment say....
that this issue is, first, only limited to the IBM midrange, and two,
signals the final nail in the midrange environment.

is this practice limited to IBM midrange???

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