AIX is not just for IBM users anymore

Thanks to Larry J. Blunk for
this link.

“IBM to license its Unix variant to other hardware makers”

Here’s what Rajiv Samant of IBM’s AIX division thinks of Linux.
Not a very posivite attitude.

“IBM has announced support for Linux in its Netfinity server
line. Where do you see Linux going?

Some customers for some reason do value open source code. The
key question is whether open source will have a broader appeal than
just for those customers technically proficient enough to deal with
configuring their own operating system.

My gut feeling is it’s a small segment of the market, but time
will tell. The other question involves independent software
vendors. Most ISVs don’t necessarily benefit by supporting yet
another platform.”

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