Subject: Re: Slightly Off-Topic...
To: Brian Chase <email@example.com>
From: Johnny Billquist <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/25/2001 23:09:53
On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Brian Chase wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> > I guess I'll have to pin my hopes on SUN (I never thought I'd say
> > that, but they are the only sensible company left).
> Well, there's IBM too. Technically, I don't really think their RS/6000
> hardware is the most leading edge, and god forbid you have to use AIX as
> an OS. Still, IBM does understand long term customer support--I'll give
> them that. I also don't think they're going away anytime real soon.
IBM looks serious in their commitment, support and promotion of their
large systems. A *big* kudos to them for that. Seems like the one thing
all IBM-wannabees never understood.
However, they are also somewhere in the Intel camp. Admittedly they are
large enough to be able to maintain a serious computing division in
addition to the Intel toys, so I do actually also have hopes for them.
(This is getting worse by the minute, me cheering for big blue and
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