Wedman sent us a snippet from a newsletter from OpenSourceIT that starts off by saying that IBM will announce a new pricing scheme for Linux on the S/390 mainframes: Soon they'll cost $125k. For another $20k you can get virtual machine software to run multiple copies of Linux on the same box. David Boyes, a consultant who works with the S/390, managed to boot 41,500 Linux servers on one mainframe. Although he notes that you may not be able to run that many in real life. ;) (if someone can find an actual link for this, please post it) That just cracks me up: I mean, the debate about forking apache to handle requests is one thing, but hell, why not just boot your own OS for each request!