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ZDNet: IBM mainframes to get Linux treatment

Jul 28, 2000, 02:59 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"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."

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