Well, I haven’t been blogging from COMMON yet … but I just got out of the IBM Town Hall meeting a few minutes ago.
It was announced that the “System i” and “System p” were merging into a single, unified, platform called “Power”. The OS, originally named OS/400, then I5/OS, is now going to be called “IBM i”.
New hardware was announced that would be common between “i”, “aix”, and “linux” … all the same price, regardless of the OS that runs on it.
New marketing campaigns that will mention “i” set to be run. Starting with a full page ad in the local paper. I think they run a full page ad in the local paper at every conference. Let’s hope they live up to the promise and keep the marketing going.
They also mentioned more academic initiative stuff.