Crump, Mike wrote:
You have i5/OS, Power Linux, and AIX that all run on the same hardware
platform. A common name makes can be rationalized and there are plenty
of examples of it in the market today. How people word it and react to
it can be interesting. It has already been mis-represented so I'm sure
we will see more of that. I'm not to caught up in the name as much as I
used to be. My concern is that I think all of the previous name changes
have made sense to someone or had some sort of higher intent that was
proper. Did we benefit from them? I think the answer to that is a
resounding no. And therein lies the rub.

I'm hoping their will be an action or two from IBM that the community
will like but I'm hazarding a guess that it will not be very much. But
this is one of those times I would love to be wrong. Names, words, etc.
Not nearly important as concrete actions.

It will be interesting how this goes next month.

If common hardware helps break down the resistance to i5/OS, it will be a tangible improvement regardless of name.

Blurring the OS picture (i5/OS, AIX or linux) could help break the proprietary image of the system i and open more doors. Imagine if AIX had the equivalent of PASE to run i5/OS apps. It could be nothing more than multiple LPARs.


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