[SunRescue] OT: AS/400 stuff

Ken Hansen rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 5 17:15:45 CDT 2001

Why send one to a Byte columnist? Your answer was in the first paragraph of
the column:

    "things were facilitated by a friend who is an IBM executive high up in
the internal food chain."

There are things people inside of IBM do, and there are things IBM does.
Most of what you are describing is the work of individuals, not the
corporation. Thing John "maddog" Hall at DEC...


----- Original Message -----
From: "Joshua D. Boyd" <jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu>
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 2:23 PM
Subject: Re: [SunRescue] OT: AS/400 stuff

> On Tue, 5 Jun 2001, Ken Hansen wrote:
> > VMis a real robust OS, that can work wonders without a client OS (VSE,
> > or other) - *but* there is very little support for VM in commercial
Apps. -
> > they tend to run under a client OS.
> >
> > VM is *so robust* you can run another OS under it, but make no mistake,
> > is very useful. VM is the most likely way you would work on a low-end
> > "freak" machine like the departmental s/390s we are talking about here.
> >
> > IBM *controls* the market, and has no reason to offer low-cost OSs.
> Then why did IBM need to make OS/390 unix compliant?  Sure, they might
> control the market, but if they don't attract developers, then customers
> won't keep coming either.  Why do you think they have a new program giving
> free access to linux partitions on their zSeries machines to developers?
> Plus, if IBM has so little reason, then why did they bother sending a
> review copy of OS/390 to Moshe Bar (Byte columnist, see
> http://www.byte.com/column/BYT20000801S0004)?
> --
> Joshua Boyd
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