> OK, consider these questions:  How many dollars are spent marketing
> Linux?  Answer:  Peanuts in comparison to what companies like IBM
> and MS spend.
> 
> Who provides the most support for Linux?  It's users.


Hans,

OK, so give us access to the source to OS/400, FULL ACCESS TO FULL MI, and
FULL assembler so we can add all those features we never had and always
wanted (multi-d arrays in RPG for starters), and you'll give us the
functional equivalent that linux has as I understand it...  BUT, the
problem there is that everyone will have a unique machine or the potential
for a unique machine...how many "linux"'s are there out there now???

So, in effect you'ld be opening up the 400 like the mainframes were years
ago to the point that people could customize their compilers and o/s to
the max...OY!  Uh, I'm not sure that folks are ready for that kinda
truth...:)

Also, you'ld have to add to this that we would need to start seeing
"AS/400" in every trade rage even remotely related to computers and
business rags also....I guess it should also be mentioned in La Cucine
Italiano....:)

Nice idea, but a bit too dangerous for the average RPG'er...:)

Don

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