• Subject: Re: AS/400s Extinct at Microsoft
  • From: "Neil Palmer" <neilp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 12:38:22 -0500

It's probably that the article didn't deserve a comment.  Look at some of 
the claims.  They migrated to Windows 2000 in 1999 (yeah, right ! - could 
it even stay up for an hour back then?).  Their chart implies there was 
only ever one AS/400 in Redmond.  Look at all the horsepower they claimed 
to have replaced with a meagre number of servers, and yet they claim 
sub-second response time.  And of course it'a all worded so they don't 
actually deny there are outsourced applications running on AS/400's (that 
are NOT located at Microsoft).  The whole thing smells like something from 
their spin department.  In my books there are liars, damned liars, then 
there's Microsoft.  Their performance in court in the DOJ trial proves 
this.  Remember when they tried to submit that doctored videotape as 
evidence and were caught on it.

...Neil






"Chris Andrle" <andrle@localnet.com>
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Did I miss a discussion regarding this article? Hard to believe it's been
out there since November 22 without anyone mentioning it on this list.

AS/400s Extinct at Microsoft Since May, 1999
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/showcase/itops/as400tn.asp

Chris Andrle



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