Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 09:24:15 -0600 (CST) From: Tim Buller <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: SAS Below follows a part of a message a colleague of mine posted to a campus Admin mailing list regarding the port of SAS to Linux, something which I and many others have been pushing the SAS institute to do for some time. Feel free to use it if you're interested... Tim ==== Tim Buller email@example.com Systems Specialist Snow Hall 643, (785) 864-7311 Department of Mathematics University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Thu, 02 Apr 1998 08:57:00 -0600 I had an interesting conversation last week with an executive at SAS Institute. They are getting a lot of suggestions to port their software to Linux. This would probably be a relatively easy port - they already run on several UNIX platforms. Still, quality assurance (testing) would cost them more than a million. They spent several millions porting SAS to the Mac and then promoting it, and then had very disappointing sales. So for SAS - no Linux and no future development for the Mac.