>> But we should remember that most GUI requires a fairly expensive work station and that there are lots and lots of places that a >> terminal will do all that needs doing. Easier maintenance, easier installations, easier training, better Yea, trying telling that to the user who want e-mail (outlook), Excel and Access on his system. We have a few dumb terminals but we get a lot of bitching about not being able to get to their e-mail. As to fairly expensive, you buy a PC workstation for $700.00 and $800.00 with a 64MB of memory, fast hard drive, good video and a 400 or 450 processor and we buy refurbish to get even a better price. PC are getting incredibly cheap. I agree with earlier messages about the overhead and quality of the NT products but everything comes down to user demand. Guaranteed way to get lynched. Try to take away a user's GUI and want to listen to bitching, tell them they can't have it. -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Friday, October 29, 1999 12:53 PM To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com Subject: Re: AS/400 vs. NT Absolutely. Agreed. GUI has its place, and the place is substantial. But so there's plenty of room for green screen. My original comments are that green screen doeasn't have to be as bad as it has been. There are tools to make green screen behave better. Mouseable scroll bars on subfiles. Radio buttons for selections. Push buttons. But we should remember that most GUI requires a fairly expensive work station and that there are lots and lots of places that a terminal will do all that needs doing. Easier maintenance, easier installations, easier training, better discipline (no solitare!) and other reasons. For the shops that want terminals and aren't looking to having one technician per 18 work stations, then green screen makes sense. We need to offer these users new techniques and best-of-class offerings. Please respond to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com Sent by: firstname.lastname@example.org To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com> cc: Subject: Re: AS/400 vs. NT Obviously, there are some applications which can only be performed with a GUI -- applications which show photos, do modeling, etc. But the bottom line is that most people prefer to use a nicer looking application. Some GUIs might be poorly designed, but don't throw out the baby with the bathwater. For me, there is no comparison. And GUI sells. Luther +--- | 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 +---
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