• Subject: Re: AS/400s Extinct at Microsoft
  • From: Vance Stanley <w_vance_stanley@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 14:24:25 -0800 (PST)

Here is th pc/legacy time line. 

ENJOY! 

Vance 

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--- Mel Rothman <melrothman@home.com> wrote:
> My recollections:
> 
>   The IBM PC, based on Intel's 8088 microprocessor,
> running Microsoft PC DOS,
> came in 1982.  PC hardware based on Intel's 8086,
> 80286, 80386, 80486, Pentium
> whatever, etc., came later.  Windows 3.1 and all its
> subsequent flavors, also
> came later.
> 
>   System/38 with the CPF operating system was
> announced in 1978 and delivered in
> volume in 1980.  AS/400's architecture and operating
> system are based on S/38.
> 
>   AS/400 with the OS/400 operating system was
> announced and delivered in 1988 .
> 
> In my mind, the System/38 - AS/400 family came
> first.  
> 
> Considering that the architecture has survived, yea
> thrived, for 22+ years,
> AS/400 can wear its "legacy" badge with honor and
> pride.  It has given its
> customers amazing reliability, availability,
> serviceability, productivity, and
> investment protection over the years.
> 
> Disclaimer: I have been an IBM employee for
> 31-years.  I am an AS/400 bigot,
> currently working in the iSeries Custom Technology
> Center in Rochester Minn. 
> The opinions expressed are my own.  I have nothing
> against PCs.  Some of my best
> friends are PCs.  I own four of them and use one at
> work too!
> 
> 
> Mel Rothman
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Jeff Crosby wrote:
> > 
> > Joel Fritz wrote:
> > 
> > > It's something that's always puzzled me.  Which
> came first, the 80x86 based
> > > pc or the AS/400?
> > >
> > > I'd argue that from the hardware point of view,
> the pc is the legacy box.
> > > <g>
> > 
> > You know what?  You're absolutely right.  I had
> never thought of that.
> > 
> > --
> > -Jeff
> > The opinions expressed are my own and not
> necessarily
> > the opinion of my company.  Unless I say so.
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