• Subject: RE: System/34
  • From: Chris Rehm <Mr.AS400@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 12:01:12 PDT

** Reply to note from "Donald L. Schenck" <dschenck@blazenet.net> Sat, 21 Feb 
1998 09:46:40 -0500

> And the System/34 is a JOKE compared to NT! 
> Come on gang ... don't fight NT or Linux ... learn ... grow ... and use  
> them where appropriate. I've NEVER slammed OS/400. NEVER. A client of mine  
> -- a Credit Union -- is running a small AS/400 and doesn't EVER have a  
> problem. And guess what? They have an NT server and don't have problems  
> with that either. 

Look Don, I'm sorry.

Obviously somone's comparison hurt your feelings or something. 

I'd like to be able to say to you that I agree, but I don't. In a lot of
areas, S/34 SSP is far superior to NT. Certainly not for print/file
sharing! But for reliability of business appications, yes. The S/34 is also
much better at multi-tasking. Sorry, but it's true. NT has superior thread
handling, though (the S/34, like it's descendants, was single thread per

Anyway, NT is still not ready to compete in the S/34s court. The S/34 will
never be ready to compete in NT's court. So let's not compare those apples
and oranges, okay?

I think the comparison was simply a shot at NT's reliability. For those of
us who think that is a major factor that doesn't seem to enter into the
equation often enough, it's fun to occasionally point it out.

By the way, several months back the Gartner Group published a report on NT
stating the same thing. These guys are far from being friends of IBM. 

> Peace, 
> -- Don

Chris Rehm

How often can you afford to be unexpectedly out of business?
Get an AS/400.
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