Title: RE: microsoft 99.9999

Beautiful.  I love it.

Christopher K. Bipes    mailto:ChrisB@Cross-Check.com
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-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Pluta [mailto:joepluta@plutabrothers.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2001 10:35 AM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: microsoft 99.9999
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OTOH, this would be a great ad campaign for IBM.

"Microsoft announces 99.9999% accuracy the day before their servers are down for 12 hours.  We all know that 99.9999% uptime is impossible, so why do they do try to claim it?  We all know there's no computer out there that's 99.9999%, or 99.999%, or even 99.99% reliable.  So what are they competing with?  Magic?

IBM iSeries: 99.98% uptime.

Not quite magic."

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