Brian,

One would think so wouldn't it?  Perhaps we shall see what Al Zollar has to
say at the next iSeries nation chat on the 24th?

What irks me is that the last Gartner bit I read talked about the iSeries
competition being from mostly from Windows and Linux.  Huh, you think the
big whigs would ever pit the iSeries against those platforms in a favorable
light?  Let's let the xSeries compete, let's let Linux compete.  iSeries?
Nah.  &^%$ (*&*&$#.

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For the IBMers monitoring this list,

<RANT>

I thought the iSeries was the "Integrated Platform" in the eServer line
being targeted at the SMB market. Doesn't this new marketing campaign for
the xSeries just further obfuscate the message of the iSeries? Integrated,
adaptable, reliable, Linux for SMB; aren't these the same talking points
used for the iSeries? The big differentiator here appears to be "low-cost"
and "minimal investment".

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/solutions/linux/integrated/xseries.html

http://www-916.ibm.com/press/prnews.nsf/jan/8BE307AF6D05C55985256D0400663A57


</RANT>








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