Leif Svalgaard wrote:

>From: <D.BALE@handleman.com>
>
>> Buck, I always respect your opinions.
>> 
>> >1) Most good applications are not ported to multiple platforms, or if
>> >they are, the "native" platform is always seen as the premier system.
>
>Excel was first written for Mac, then ported to Windoze,
>1-2-3 was first written for CP/M, then ported to IBM/PC

Leave it to Leif to find the obvious flaw in my argument! <grin>
If I remember correctly, it was a loooong time before Excel for Windows lost
that "It ran better on a Mac" stigma...  I believe the basic premise is
valid though.  What ported product has a better reputation on the 400 than
on it's "native" hardware?  Does SAP sell more "reliable" 400s than Unices?
Lotus (Domino)?  I haven't heard of any, and the cross platform PC ports
(Mac/Windows) generally have lesser reputations as well.

Buck Calabro
Aptis; Albany, NY
"Nothing is so firmly believed as
 that which we least know" -- Michel Montaigne
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