Plus, if they can sell more AS/400s, whether Linux or OS/400, they will be able to put more money into the hardware end of it also. Adam Lang Systems Engineer Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company http://www.rutgersinsurance.com ----- Original Message ----- From: "James W. Kilgore" <eMail@James-W-Kilgore.com> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2002 5:21 AM Subject: Re: Linux (see smaller server Iseries) > Tom, > > Although I understand your concept, it does not hold water in the real world. > > Now, this may be a bad comparison, but, although GM sells a lot of Chevrolets > there is still a customer demand for Cadillacs. > > To say that Linux is the "death bell" for all other OS's is like saying that the > consumer world will universally agree to a single choice. > > Like C is the language of the future, and Java solves the problems of C and is > now the true portable language of the future. And we -all- now either use Java > or flip burgers. > > IMHO, the offering of Linux on an IBM platform makes IBM a "me too" player in > the Linux world. That's all, nothing more. The muscle that IBM has may make > them the kick butt player in the Linux world, but Linux does not rule the world > any more than Windows or OS/400 or MVS or *nix does. > > firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > > > <<snip>> > > > > The way out for IBM would be to have higher profit margins on the Linux servers (at least as a percentage of server cost.) > > > > Unfortunately, if that actually worked, then there'd be no incentive to continue OS/400 (or whatever.) > > > _______________________________________________ > This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list > To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l > or email: MIDRANGE-Lemail@example.com > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. > >
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