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!!! John John Myers IBM Certified Specialist - IBM iSeries Technical Solutions Design IBM Certified Specialist - Advisor for e-Business Strategic Business Systems, Inc. 17 S. Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, NJ 07446 USA E-mail: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +1 (201) EASY 400 x131 Web: http://www.sbsusa.com Fax: +1 (201) 327-6984 Free Sports League Management - Powered by AS/400 http://www.ScoreBook.com Get and route intelligence from your IBM AS/400 web site - WebSurvey/400 http://www.WebSurvey400.com 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. > >Mike > >-----Original Message----- >From: Leif Svalgaard >bye, bye, OS/400 >_______________________________________________ >This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list >To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com >To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, >visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l >or email: MIDRANGE-Lemail@example.com >Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives >at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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