• 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?
>

Dean:

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
atostaine_at_crecomp_dot_com


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