• Subject: Re: Microsoft-AS/400 Story True
  • From: MacWheel99@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 15:57:37 EST

There have been detailed discussions of this on past MIDRANGE_L threads ... I 
not remember which titles, but you would do well to search the archives to 
see if you can nail down the clues.

I remember for example a person who taught an IBM class relating a story from 
a former Microsoft employee regarding what Microsoft tried to do & what the 
NT servers were unable to replicate.  I think you would have a hard time 
getting such a chain of people to swear to this under most circumstances, but 
perhaps the lawyers could get sworn statements for SHOWCASE to use to counter 
what is probably a knee-jerk reaction publicity stunt by marketing people who 
do not understand the technical details, nor want to explore them.

If you can show to the lawyers for Microsoft marketing lhat this Microsoft 
story runs counter to the technical realities of their failed coversion 
effort, then SHOWCASE will be off the hook, and the pie will be back in 
Microsoft's face, where it belongs.

>  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.

Alister William Macintyre 


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