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RE: System/34


  • Subject: RE: System/34
  • From: Neil Palmer <npalmer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 20:36:17 -0600

fixed

Wow - an NT system can support 200 users !!!!!  
I know they can stay up for 24 hours - as long as you don't try to
actually use them to run anything !    :-)

PS - I'd sure like to read that prize piece of fiction in InfoWorld from
those fools who think they're going to save $700,000 a year by dumping
AS/400's for NT.  What issue is it in ?

Sounds like the usual bunch of morons who look only at the initial cost
of acquisition and ignore operating costs.  
I wonder if they'll have the guts to print a follow up story in a year
or two telling us how much they lost ?
Then again, they're a publishing company, so maybe they'll just print
the money to replace what they lose !   :-)


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Donald L. Schenck [SMTP:dschenck@blazenet.net]
> Sent: Friday, February 20, 1998 8:05 PM
> To:   'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject:      RE: System/34
> 
> <<> P.S. Although the S/34 may have been a patch work 24 bit system,
> 20 
> years ago it
> > could do a 24/7 that NT/95 can't do today.
> 
> How right you are.
> >>
> 
> 
> What a joke.
> 
> Ran a lot of GUI stuff on that 34, eh? Oh ... and video ... audio ..
> and, 
> of course, supported 200 users? Yeah. And what about that Internet
> server 
> on that S/34?  Can't forget that.
> 
> Sheesh ... if you want to run an NT Server like a S/34, it'll EASILY
> do 
> 24x7. So will Novell ... Linux ... even DOS for crying out loud.
> 
> 
> Let's see here (looking at front page of InfoWorld) ... hmmmm ... this
> 
> major publishing company is saving $700,000 EVERY YEAR by dumping
> their 
> AS/400's for NT?? Hmmmm...
> 
> Different needs require different OS'es. NT's not for everything ...
> but 
> neither is OS/400.
> 
> Peace,
> 
> -- Don
> 
> 
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