I wrote Buck a longer reply in which I essentially agreed with his, and
your, points.  I recall the days when the 400 was geared almost exclusively
to OS/2, and could barely work with Windung...  I don't recall those as
being "the good old days".

Windoze, by whatever name you call it, is a fact of life.  Especially
considering M$ has a legal/moral/ethical monopoly.  I think I've given a
fair number of examples of how good OS/400 and other IBM products are, in
prior posts.  In fact, I've recently lamented that, in some cases, IBM
appears to be sinking to seeing M$ as the standard to beat, rather than
prior releases of OS/400.


| -----Original Message-----
| From: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
| [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Jan Megannon
| Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 6:33 PM
| To: midrange-l@midrange.com
| Subject: Re: US Navy bets on Win2K
| Hi Buck,
| I quite agree with you. I regularly attended IBM roadshows and
| presentations.
| How often is it not that we hear how bad the M$ products are,
| rather than how
| good the IBM products are? It may be a territorial thing, but
| that's been my
| experience. When will IBM learn that their name actually stands
| for 'It Beats
| Microsoft'? :-)
| Cheers.
| Jan.
| Buck Calabro wrote:
| >
| >
| > Isn't that very wisecracking of misinformation what's dogging
| the iSeries?
| > We'd be better off showing off how well we play with Windows
| than trying to
| > show how poor Windows is.  Just my opinion, and it's worth
| every penny you
| > all paid for it!
| >   --buck
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