• 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.


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