• Subject: Re: Net.commerce (hh)
  • From: "Ralph Day" <ralphday@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Dec 1997 08:26:09 -0800

staffan.lofberg@netorom.se wrote:


>As far as I have heard you cant run it on the smallest machines. So it will
>probably be quite heavy to run.
>


Thats too bad.  I've taken a good look at the major business to consumer
e-commerce products out there and net.commerce is by far the best.  It would
make a great low cost, turnkey, easy to use and reliable commerce server
with a small AS/400.  It certainly would be a better choice than Windows NT
and Microsoft's Merchant Server.

My company currently runs the Netscape Merchant System on an RS/6000.  We
are seriously considering switching to net.commerce for functionality,
flexibility and support reasons.  IBM seems committed to being the leader in
e-commerce and has great future plans for net.commerce.

The only downside to using an AS/400 for a commerce web server is something
we experience to some degree with our RS/6000's - new net technology lags
behind a little on the IBM platforms.  If you must be bleeding edge or are
hurting for that new release of Netscape, Real Audio, etc.. then you have to
wait a little longer depending on the vendor.  Sometimes its just a couple
of weeks.  Other times its several months.  And some vendors don't even
support IBM's flavor of Unix (AIX), just try asking them if they support
OS/400!

Ralph Day
Systems Development Manager
Recreational Equipment, Inc..
Quality Outdoor Gear and Clothing Since 1938
http://www.rei.com

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