From: "Mark Allen" <>
> Most of the savings are due to the machine's lack of proprietary,
> closed-source software.

That quote from Yahoo sounded rather silly to me.  IBM recouped it's cost of
MVS years ago.  The price of the IBM system is probably affected more by:

a) Competition.
b) Legacy applications won't run on a Linux only box.

Nathan M. Andelin

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