IBM screws RT owners?

IBM screws RT owners?

Post by Jason Martin Levi » Sat, 17 Feb 1990 17:53:46



   There is no indication that IBM has any intention of
upgrading AIX on the RT to anything approaching the features
of AIX 3.1 on the new Series 6000 machines. There _is_ a lot
of hinting that the RT is destined for history's trashcan.
One excerpt from the Official Announcement:

   "an RT Migration Assistance Program is available to help
    protect current RT system investments. For RT Systems
    purchased between Jan. 1, 1989 and June 30, 1990, IBM,
    for a limited time, is offering migration assistance trade-in
    credit on a one-for-one basis to customers who want to
    migrate from the RT system to a RISC System/6000 POWERStation
    or POWERServer."

  I'd like to talk to the brain-dead IBM marketeer that thought
up this insult. Those customers who supported IBM RTs during the
1985-1988 years are shut-out completely. Of course, they don't mention
what kind of trade-in credit these recent purchasers get.....

   Any IBM employee care to comment?

     ---j

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IBM screws RT owners?

Post by Jason Martin Levi » Sat, 17 Feb 1990 18:07:37



Quote:

>  I'd like to talk to the brain-dead IBM marketeer that thought
>up this insult. Those customers who supported IBM RTs during the
>1985-1988 years are shut-out completely. Of course, they don't mention
>what kind of trade-in credit these recent purchasers get.....

 I can't resist following up my own posting.

 It's admirable of IBM to openly admit they blew it with the
RT. It's unconscionable of them to imply that the _RT customers_
blew it by purchasing the machines!

  In case anyone thinks this is sour grapes, I'd like to point out
that I've never purchased RT hardware.

   --Jason

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