> in the midrange server market, IBM has two systems that
> are very much alike (hardware wise) and which are in a sense
> competing against one another. One is seen as old-fashioned
> and is apparently a marketing embarrassment. Once we all run
> linux and no green screens anymore, there won't be enough
> difference between the two series to warrant having two of them.
> Ah, someone may say, but it makes a lot of sense to run
> COBOL on the server as COBOL is a much better business
> language than C, C++, or Java, but COBOL also runs on
> the pSeries. There is my rationale.
> But haven't we had this sort of discussion many times already?

They wikll go where the market is, and the market tries to folow
the journalists. remember OS/2? Web push technology?

OS/400 will still be running 25 years from now, although it may
be running on top of Linux.

Linus (Unix) is a much older operating system than OS/400.

The only thing that could really kill OS/400 is if all the IBM
experts in it retire.

What we need is an MI emulator that runs on the JVM.

Brad Jensen brad@elstore.com
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