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Re: Clinging to Microsoft (was Re: [opensuse] Why openSUSE is less popular than Ubuntu?)
On 12/06/2011 04:45 PM, Per Jessen wrote:
Duaine Hechler wrote:

My take on the solution - is windows will never go away until all
"windows" software can run "natively" within Linux.
For most business users, Windows could go away tomorrow. I've been
running my business entirely on Linux for more than five years.

Then why don't they ??
That being said, then, more than likely, Linux will end up being
susceptible to all the "nasties" of Windows.

_Or, the emulation software becomes the primary OS (just like IBM's)
There are far more MVS-only shops than there ever were VM-installations.
True - however, VM was used to support multiple VSE machines (Cheaper than moving and supporting MVS). One shop I was in, we had 5 copies of VSE running which included one for production, one for test and 3 for development - for different versions of VSE, CICS and Assembler vs COBOL versions of the same production software.

Also, another strange fact, that VM was initially written to run VSE - as
developers were writing MVS (and its predecessors)

Plus, that was before IBM came up with LPARS (Logical Partitions) in the


Duaine Hechler
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