• Subject: Re: Insider Weekly Interview
  • From: Seth Cohn <scohn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 12:13:25 -0700 (PDT)



On Wed, 29 Sep 1999, James David Rich wrote:

> I suppose one of the largest hurdles has been that linux (and therefore
> anything running on linux) is not made by IBM or MicroSoft.  People in
> my business are very suspicious of anything not made by a major
> company.  This didn't change until we got burned bad by MicroSoft and
> small business server.  It cost a customer thousands of dollars and
> months of work to get something that still doesn't quite work right. 
> Our linux boxes have done everything we wanted them to do and have been
> simple to set up.  But as linux and tn5250 mature that barrier will come
> down.  Already the strongest supporter of Big Companies has had to eat
> humble pie and recognize the usefulness of linux and the applications
> that run on it.

Here's a handy link to a new interview with 'the' IBM 'Linux' guy.
Keep it handy next time they object to Linux.

http://www.linuxworld.com/linuxworld/lw-1999-09/lw-09-ibm_2_p.html

Seth


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