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
----- Original Message -----
From: "James W. Kilgore" <>
To: <>
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
> Now, this may be a bad comparison, but, although GM sells a lot of
> 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
> or flip burgers.
> IMHO, the offering of Linux on an IBM platform makes IBM a "me too" player
> the Linux world.  That's all, nothing more.  The muscle that IBM has may
> them the kick butt player in the Linux world, but Linux does not rule the
> any more than Windows or OS/400 or MVS or *nix does.
> 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.)
> >
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