• Subject: Re: AS/400s Extinct at Microsoft
  • From: "Al Barsa, Jr." <barsa2@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 15:03:08 -0500

At 01:55 PM 1/23/01 -0500, you wrote:

Micro$oft can be as steamed as they want.  The data at the Microsoft site 
cites an array of hardware that's just too small to run a company a 
fraction the size of Micro$oft.

Al


>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." <barsa2@ibm.net>
>Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
>2001/01/11 10:21
>Please respond to MIDRANGE-L
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>         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
>
>
>
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