Since you can run most, if not all of the Unix apps on the 400,
why have two machines ??? Since OS/400 requires little, if any
"administration", I guess you just enjoy all the thrills of Unix.


James Rich wrote:

> Far better is to use the advantages of each platform to get what you want.
> Most of our customers now have one as/400 and one unix machine.  Each box
> does its tasks well, and each is suited to different tasks.  Together they
> make for a reliable, simple, and fairly low cost system.  It would be
> stupid to try to convert all the OCL36, CLP, DDS, RPG36, RPGIII, RPGIV,
> etc. to run on unix.



 It would be equally stupid to not take advantage of
> sendmail, procmail, apache, ssh, IMAP, NAT, proxy arp, RIP, GNOME, KDE,
> NFS, remote booting, secure email clients, mozilla, Nautilus, Star Office,
> MySQL, perl, python, C, C++, java, X11, etc.  Of course some of these
> things can be done on either platform and one platform may work better for
> you.


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