• Subject: RE: Microsoft-AS/400 Story True
  • From: neilp@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 22:52:08 -0500


For those who don't know, Alex is the one who wrote the article.
http://www.midrangecomputing.com/showcase/article.cfm?titleid=b1534&md=200011

...Neil



Don <dr2@cssas400.com>
Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com

2000/11/16 20:31
Please respond to MIDRANGE-L

       
        To:        Alex Woodie <awoodie@midrangecomputing.com>
        cc:        MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
        Subject:        RE: Microsoft-AS/400 Story True





Uh, Alex, dude...

this was a cover article quoting Frank...Uh, me thinks that you should be
able to call Frank directly and uh just maybe ASK HIM?  :)

Don in DC

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On Thu, 16 Nov 2000, Alex Woodie wrote:

> Ted,
> Microsoft vehemently denies that they have any AS/400s anymore (or use any
> applications that run on AS/400s), and is pressing hard to get a correction
> or a retraction in SHOWCASE. Please contact me if you have any useful
> information regarding the validity of the rumors, or if you know them to be
> false.
>
> Alex Woodie
> Products Editor
> Midrange Technology SHOWCASE
> 760-931-8615 ext. 137
> awoodie@midrangecomputing.com
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> [mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Ted Barry
> Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2000 3:50 PM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Microsoft-AS/400 Story True
>
>
> In the November 2000 Issue of Showcase Magazine, article "IBM's Frank
> Soltis, Uncensored", Frank confirms the rumors we've heard about
> Microsoft trying to get rid of it's 23 AS/400s.
>
> According to Frank, Microsoft planned to unplug its AS/400s and power
> up 1,200 NT servers it needed to replace them.  But things didn't quite go
> as planned.  "They found they couldn't make it work.  Today, one year
> after unplugging their AS/400s, they're back on the AS/400."


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