"If it's true that old mainframes never die, Linux may end
up being part of the reason for their salvation."
"Next week, IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) will announce it is moving to
a cheaper, more Unix-like Linux mainframe pricing model, on both
the hardware and software fronts."
"Customers aren't the only likely benefactors. IBM stands to
benefit from the move, as do some of the mainframe application
software vendors, such as BMC Software, Computer Associates (NYSE:
CA) and Candle Corp."