• Subject: Re: "Microsoft owns 23 AS/400s"
  • From: "Simon Coulter" <shc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Mar 99 23:09:08 +1100

Hello Denis,

But remember, it's much harder to write really crappy code on the AS/400 
because we have a real operating 
system that protects you from yourself!

I'd like Rochester to use the fact of Microsoft using AS/400s as a sales tool.  
I'd bet 23 of them aren't 
required for simply 'software distribution'. 

Simon Coulter.

 FlyByNight Software         AS/400 Technical Specialists       
 Eclipse the competition - run your business on an IBM AS/400.  
 Phone: +61 3 9419 0175      Mobile: +61 0411 091 400           
 Fax:   +61 3 9419 0175      mailto: shc@flybynight.com.au      
 Windoze should not be open at Warp speed.                      

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> Date: Thu, 25 Mar 99 04:30:38 -0500
> From: "Dennis Lovelady" <dennis@lovelady.com>
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Reply-To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: "Microsoft owns 23 AS/400s"

> Hi, Booth:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: boothm@ibm.net <boothm@ibm.net>
> Date: Thursday, March 25, 1999 12:08 AM
> >In a meeting yesterday a chief scientist with IBM said "Yes,
> >Microsoft uses still AS/400s. They own 23 of them and are
> >upgrading to new ones this year."
> <snip>
> >He said the programs are all written by Microsoft programmers
> >and in fact are very well written programs and run extremely well.
> Hmmm... sounds like what they said about Win3.1 and Win95 and NT and ....
> Hey!  I wonder if they've introduced GPF's to the AS/400 yet?!?!?!
> OK, back to lurking
> --
> Dennis Lovelady                    Simpsonville, SC
> mail: dennis@lovelady.com
> URL:  http://lovelady.piedmont.net
> ICQ:  5734860
> --
> "You have to be a real stud hombre cybermuffin to handle 'Windows'"
>         - Dave Barry

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