[rescue] Mainframe on eBay

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Sat Sep 17 00:02:31 CDT 2005

On Sat, 17 Sep 2005, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:

>> IBM's promotion of Linux on all of their hardware now helps to
>> improve their cred, and makes their POWER stuff much more usable.
> I definitely prefer AIX over Linux.

Seconded, beyond a shadow of a doubt.

To me, AIX feels like a Mercedes and Linux feels like a Volkswagon.
It's a sad pity IBM seems to be pushing Linux more than AIX and that
they keep killing AIX with Java crap and Tivoli bloatware.  Never mind
their recent position that "AIX is not a workstation operating system".

AIX is the finest operating system I've EVER used on anything short of a
real mainframe.  VMS comes really, really close, but I'm still something
of a Unix bigot.

Jonathan Patschke   )  "When we are young, wandering the face of the
Elgin, TX          (    earth, wondering what our dreams might be worth,
USA                 )   learning that we're only immortal--for a limited
                    (    time."                              --Neil Peart

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