• Subject: Re: AS/400 and e-mail
  • From: "Art Tostaine, Jr." <atostain@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Oct 1997 19:23:45 -0400
  • Organization: Creative Computer Associates, Inc.

DAsmussen@aol.com wrote:

> Booth,
> In a message dated 97-10-25 13:19:23 EDT, you write:
> > How does one get e-mail to and from users on 5250 screens or network
> >  stations? We saw a nice demo today of the new network station and it has
> >  appeal but all of us forgot to ask about e-mail and messaging.
> Don't know about the 5250's, but your question raises one of my own.  I was
> talking with a "Partner in Development" the other day, and he mentioned that
> the Network Stations would only run through an NT server.  He also said that
> (not mentioned in the NS installation instructions), you needed to load a
> software package on the NT server to perform "swapping" that was user priced
> -- starting at $3K+ for 0-20 users!  Said package supposedly eliminated the
> possibility of using the NS's for his desired application, as full-blown PC's
> were cheaper.  Any truth to this?


You need NT if you wish to run Lotus 123 or excel or Word, or any PC
application.  The app really runs on the NT server, your NS is just a keyboard
and screen (sound like something you are familar with?).

If you just want to run browser and java apps, you don't need nt server.

Art Tostaine, Jr.
Creative Computer Associates, Inc.
Parlin, NJ

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