* Posts by Oh well, it's a pity.

1 post • joined 29 Oct 2018

Official: IBM to gobble Red Hat for $34bn – yes, the enterprise Linux biz

Oh well, it's a pity.

Nobody will switch from X86 to Power (well, there may be the odd few, driven primarily by application requirements and maybe a CIO here or there with real courage as Power is a amazing hardware platform) but IBM needs a viable, perceived as modern OS such as Linux to keep the AS/400 iSeries and AIX folks from running off. And they are wishfully thinking, hoping and praying that the same folks and more will perceive and adopt this in the same way they did the Sysrem/34, System/36, System/38 and subsequently AS/400 and now Power as they did so many decades ago. Alas, IBM has never done a good job marketing these superior operating systems and hardware plus has been overcharging for decades as well, milking the iSeries base terribly in my opinion. Expect more of the same. I have been out of this loop for a while now but if it were me I would be calling my SUSE rep. Years ago they used to say Linux is Linux is Linux but it’s NOT. Oh well I hope the best for Power but time will tell.

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