[LINK] Big Blue: Livin' large with Linux
Sun, 25 Jun 2000 13:04:27 +1000
Rick Welykochy quoted:
> Nearly all of IBM's software and hardware is being retooled for Linux.
> The investment is hardly a resource drain for IBM: Software written
> for Unix, the core of IBM mainframes, can be reworked to run on Linux.
Unix, the core of IBM mainframes???????
IBM mainframes were designed to handle transactions, as in OLTP - On-Line
Transaction Processor, two phase commits, CICS, etc.
This is a fundamentally different computing paradigm from that of Unix,
which is a character stream.
IBM mainframes will run Unix, but it is not the "the core of IBM
mainframes". The statement "Nearly all of IBM's software and hardware is
being retooled for Linux." is also sus. IBM is embracing Linux, but it
certainly isn't re-tooling its H/W and S/W.
And I'm not speaking for IBM here and I don't have any special knowledge in
this area, it's just stating the bleed'n obvious.
He who angers you enslaves you.