• Subject: RE: "Microsoft owns 23 AS/400s"
  • From: Ken Slaugh <ken.slaugh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 08:05:41 -0800

Does anyone know how many NT Servers IBM owns? More than 23, I bet.

Ken Slaugh
Senior Programmer/System Analyst
AS/400 Professional Network Administrator/MSE
Specialist - Client Access/400
Chouinard & Myhre, Inc.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon Coulter [SMTP:shc@flybynight.com.au]
> Sent: Thursday, March 25, 1999 4:09 AM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: "Microsoft owns 23 AS/400s"
> 
> 
> 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'. 
> 
> Regards,
> Simon Coulter.
> 
> 
>  FlyByNight Software         AS/400 Technical Specialists       
>  Eclipse the competition - run your business on an IBM AS/400.  
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> 
> //--- forwarded letter
> -------------------------------------------------------
> > X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 4.72.3155.0
> > 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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