Based upon past machines, every new model had new feature codes. Look at
the 820. When they changed from i-Star to s-Star machines, the feature codes
changed. I would use that as a good indication. While I have no knowledge
of future events, sometimes we can look at the past and predict the future.

Pete Massiello

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Shirey
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 11:52 AM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Power 6 and the Feature Code

With so many software vendors basing their price on a combo of the
P-level and the feature code, I am wondering if the new Power 6 will
result in a change to the feature code and therefore a surprise price
increase for a lot of folks using packaged software. I have asked an
IBM source and they will only say that the Power 6 will not change the
p-level of a machine. But they are ominously silent about whether it
will change the feature code or not.

Anybody out there know the skinny on this one? Thanks.

David Shirey
Shirey Consulting Services LLC
616-452-6398 (Office)
616-304-2466 (Cell)

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