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From: <jpcarr@tredegar.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 10:21 PM
Subject: Re: Goodbye/400: Adam Long's reply...


> Which PC vendor was it that pulled Pre-installing  Linux because of lack
of
> interest?
> Was it Gateway or Dell? can't remember

Dell, but you are comparing apples to oranges.  They were preinstalling
workstations.  I am a linux guy, and I don't even use Linux on the desktop.
I just don't like it yet.  So if the linux comm is not 100% behind using it
for desktop 100% of the time, how much is the rest off the world?  Dell
caused its own problems by trying to beat everyone to a market that was not
ready yet.

> Will Linux take over everything everywhere?  Will it take over like ADA,
> CASE tools, C++, and Java?

That is the other proble.  Who says Linux has to conquer the world?  That is
an MS atitude.  The majority of the Linux community has the "right tool for
the right job" mentality.  And if somone finds that Linux is not good for
somkething, they try to get it to be good for it, by development, not by
forcing a square peg in a round whole.

That is why open source is good.  You can only lie about your product for so
long.  Experts can look at your app and tell if it is crap or not.

> Were we not all glad we all rushed head long into Client/Server systems
> because IBM said "It will take over everything"  I don't know if JDE has
> recovered yet from that "Next Big Thing"  called One World.

Ummm... hasn't client/server systems basically taken over everything?

> I don't know.  Everyone says it will.  To tell you the truth, The more IBM
> says that It(IBM that is) believes that it will be THE WAY.  Makes me more
> comfortable with the notion that it won't be.

Then don't run Linux.  IBM also offers OS/400, OS/390, NT, Unix ... that si
the point they are trying to make.  Pick whatever flavor of coffee you like,
they can sell it to ya.  No one is holding a gun to your head.







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