• Subject: RE: CNN / InfoWorld article on Linux vs. NT (with some AS/400 ref eren ces)
  • From: dennis.e.lovelady@xxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 15:02:34 -0500

Hi, Lurton:

Just a minor clarification; I agree with your post, except that.....
    LINUX *IS* UNIX.  It cannot replace it.  But maybe you meant that it'll
overtake AIX and HP-UX ... and on and on.  I really doubt that that will
happen, since each provides specialty functions that are not part of
"standard unix," and keep in mind also that each of these supports
specialty hardware, which (since it's not "open") Linux is not apt to do.

Dennis Lovelady                    Simpsonville, SC
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Lurton Keel <Lurton.Keel@SERX.COM>
03/25/99 06:21 PM GMT
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To:   "'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'" <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
cc:    (bcc: Dennis E. Lovelady)
Subject:  RE: CNN / InfoWorld article on Linux vs. NT (with some AS/400 ref
      eren ces)

My .02 is that this operating system resides in the public domain (great).
No one company owns it (good) but also no one is really plotting a course
for it (bad).
I know you can buy commercial versions (Red Hat) but you can also get free
versions off of the web.
I also agree that it won't replace OS/400 but it can all ready replace NT
and UNIX in a lot of circumstances (IBM would love that).
I also read somewhere that Linux as it exists today supports clustering
which NT can do but only in small groups.

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