Just got the February issue of Midrange Technology Showcase. There is a lengthy follow up article by Alex Woodie entitled "Microsoft Steamed over Reported AS/400 Ties", and a letter from Microsoft VP/CIO Rick Devenuti. It isn't yet available online - just the table of contents (they post articles for back issues, so it will be a month). ...Neil "Al Barsa, Jr." <email@example.com> Sent by: firstname.lastname@example.org 2001/01/11 10:21 Please respond to MIDRANGE-L To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com cc: Subject: Re: AS/400s Extinct at Microsoft At 10:55 PM 1/10/01 -0500, you wrote: >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 I have read this page. If you look at the total computing power that M$ claims to use to run the entire company, and believe that's all that's necessary to run a company of that size, you would probably agree with Bill Gates that no one will ever need more than 640 K to run a desktop. Although IBM is very mum, it is known that M$ uses a service bureau for some processing, and that service bureau uses 400's. Furthermore, some of the ex-M$ personnel who are familiar with the M$ application (MAC PAC if I'm not mistaken) now work for that service bureau. I would trust M$ as far as I can throw all of Bill Gates' money. Al +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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