I don't know that the big fuss is over this ... he's telling that audience
what they want to hear ...  he probably got a ton of applause from the
group ...

What folks don't look at is "what is proprietary"? At this point, it really
means how you communicate with a server.  SNA is proprietary ... IBM hasn't
spent a dime on it in 7 years & has quit manufacturing SNA-based terminals
for the AS/400.

In that sense, he is right!

The "turnaround" for the AS/400 line came about 7 years ago when, during a
change of AS/400 management, the decision was made to move toward emerging
industry standards.   The AS/400 is only a proprietary box in the words of
vendors who are selling alternative technologies and are referring to a
time that is LONG GONE!!!


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At 10:38 AM 1/31/2002, you wrote:
>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.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Leif Svalgaard
>bye, bye, OS/400
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