• Subject: RE: Software testing scripts
  • From: Chris Rehm <Mr.AS400@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 21:42:13 PDT

** Reply to note from Vern Hamberg <hambergv@goldengate.net> Thu, 11 Dec 1997 
13:21:35 -0600
> At 07:14 AM 12/8/97 -0600, you wrote:
> >Check out the following web site for a little more info:
> >     http://www.software.ibm.com/ad/va2000/y2kwitt.htm
> >
> >IBM is now "marketing" it as a Year 2000 tool!
> Wouldn't you know it's OS/2 only!!! Come on, IBM, wake up! No matter the
> relative merits, MOST of us don't and WON'T have OS/2! (Sorry, Chris)

Hey, doesn't bother me! I'm just not as patient as all you guys who waited a
few extra years to get the same functionality. 

Anyway, if there are still "OS/2 only" products out there, I wouldn't expect
them to have a long life span. IBM has a 32-bit bridge for co-developing
OS/2 and 32bit Win software. For the last couple of years IBM has been using
this to maintain releases on both platforms. Unless it is a serious fluke,
it probably only exists because 
        1. It is still selling but not enough to persist in the future.
        2. It is being replaced by another product under development(Java).
        3. It is only popular in a OS/2 segment, like banking(2 may apply).


If you want a product from IBM, ask 'em!

> Vernon Hamberg

Chris Rehm

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