• Subject: Re: AS/400s Extinct at Microsoft
  • From: D.BALE@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 14:55:00 -0500

After watching this thread thus far, I finally had to take a peek at the M$
propaganda.  My gosh, someone certainly has mastered the art of "spin" - they
probably teach the Washington pols this stuff!

Methinks they wrote this pile of ... er, document after someone wrote in one
of the AS/400 trade rags that M$ was still using AS/400s.  November sounds
about the right timeframe.

Dan Bale
IT - AS/400
Handleman Company
248-362-4400  Ext. 4952

-------------------------- Original Message --------------------------
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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