Guys,

I have been following this thread and it amazes me that everyone is making a
case on what IBM will do or not do with regard to the new exec announcement.
One thing that I know is big corporations like IBM usually make decision
base on what they think will benefit their bottom line, considering the
sources of that bottom line.  Examples I can give will be the marketing of
the AS/400, IBM quick decision to jump into linux market, and OS400 backward
compatibility with V3R2.  While these decisions will benefit some customers
and not others, IBM is comfortable going ahead because they think is to the
benefit of their company.  As ussual, common sense is not always common when
it comes to big corporations.

My penny's worth
Dare

----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Lang" <aalang@rutgersinsurance.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 11:03 AM
Subject: Re: Proprietary era is over, IBM exec to say


> And IBM will be hard pressed to tell their customers to rewrite everything
> on OS/400 and OS/390 to run on Linux ... IBM has their business in that
> market because they can be safe to assume their apps will not need moding
> every 3 years.
>
> Even if they say Linux on the iSeries is the route they are going, I don't
> think they said they are going to cannibalize their current user base.
>
> Adam Lang
> Systems Engineer
> Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
> http://www.rutgersinsurance.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Wills, Mike N. (TC)" <MNWills@taylorcorp.com>
> To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
> Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 10:38 AM
> Subject: RE: Proprietary era is over, IBM exec to say
>
>
> > I don't think they will touch OS/400. The article doesn't talk about
that.
> > Plus, why would IBM add in all of those enhancements, if they were going
> to
> > replace it with linux? That would be a waste of money. I think they are
> just
> > talking about AIX, since that is what the article was talking about.
> >
> > Mike
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Leif Svalgaard
> > bye, bye, OS/400
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