The thing with NT is that you can get different results depending on whose hardware you run it on! With the AS400 / OS400 , the hardware isn't even an issue. >-----Original Message----- >From: Schenck, Don [mailto:Don.Schenck@WL.com] >Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 1999 3:02 PM >To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com' >Subject: RE: AS/400 vs. NT > > >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. > >Peace, > >-- Don Schenck > > >-----Original Message----- >From: Stone, Brad V (TC OASIS) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] >Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 1999 3:25 PM >To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com' >Subject: RE: AS/400 vs. NT > > >Roger, > >I couldn't have said better or more eloquently myself. Bravo! > >Still reminds me of an idea our Network group had. > >1. Get a whiteboard and put it on the outside door of the >computer room. >2. List every server in the room. >3. When the server goes down, put a hash mark next to the server name. > >After a few weeks, the AS/400 had one hash mark (someone must >have tripped >over the UPS cord or something.) All the other servers (NT) >had dozens of >hash marks. Which brings us to the last part of the idea... > >4. Take the whiteboard down before the AS/400 people see it. > >True story! > >+--- >| This is the Midrange System Mailing List! >| To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. >| To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. >| To unsubscribe from this list send email to >MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. >| Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: >email@example.com >+--- > +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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