• Subject: Re: What About Price vs. Performance?
  • From: "Nathan M. Andelin" <nathanma@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 11:40:27 -0600

In my opinion, the appropriate place for Windows is on the desktop.  The
appropriate place for OS/400 is for hosting database applications, Web and
otherwise.   One of the obsticles, is this issue of price vs. performance.
The true cost of ownership argument makes sense to me, but that kind of
thing is hard to define.  Price and performance are real easy to understand.

Microsoft, and others are doing a good job of spreading the message that PCs
handle large volumes of transactions, cost less, and can be deployed in
farms.  People get the impression that a server is a simple commodity.  If
it fails, just get another one and plug it into the rack.

In raising this thread, I've been looking for answers to counter-balance the
price vs. performance advantage offered by Intel.  Thanks to those who have
answered.  Hopefully, more will respond.

Nathan.


+---
| 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: david@midrange.com
+---

This thread ...


Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2019 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].