• Subject: RE: AS/400 vs. NT
  • From: boldt@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 11:40:12 -0400



Don wrote:
>That's a cool story.
>
>My client as 14 NT Servers. I've been here two years; have never had ONE
go
>down.
>
>They have three AS/400's; had one go down in that time.
>
>Moral: Anecdotal evidence is worthless.
>
>Mike Otey -- remember him? -- writes in a recent issue of SQL Server
>magazine of Microsoft's Terra database or whatever. It has 99.9% uptime.
>
>It's getting to the point much like the automobile industry: at some
point,
>it doesn't much matter what you buy -- the quality is all good.
>
>I have no "religion" concerning servers and OSes.
>
>Except for Linux: I have TRIED to install it on TWO systems at home with
no
>success. Even had a Linux "guru" try it. It ain't ready for Prime Time,
>folks.

I can't resist replying to this.  Earlier, you say that
anecdotal evidence is worthless, and yet you use a personal
anecdote to dismiss Linux.

I have my own anecdotes:

Linux installed with no problems on my home machine.  And
the upgrade from RH 5.1 to 6.1 was even easier.

I have a friend who's one of the biggest MS bigots I know.
When he wanted to install a firewall to protect his home
LAN, guess what he used?  Linux.

Cheers!  Hans

Hans Boldt, ILE RPG Development, IBM Toronto Lab, boldt@ca.ibm.com


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