We have a Lansa based application that is client/server based.

Visual Lansa on the PC's, Server code on the AS/400.

We have to deploy the DLL's to the Pc's for upgrades, changes, etc.

Lansa has a "Deployment Tool" that distributes new and changed DLL's to PC's 
when they connect, much like AOL downloads stuff when
you connect.

Right now it only runs on Nt/2000.

So, my customers who buy Iseries and want to run deployment tool buy the 
integrated PC Card.

Art Tostaine, Jr.
CCA, Inc.
Jackson, NJ 08527

> -----Original Message-----
> From: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
> [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of James Rich
> Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 6:27 PM
> To: 'midrange-l@midrange.com'
> Subject: Re: WHY would I run Windows on my iSeries?
> On Tue, 18 Dec 2001, Walden H. Leverich wrote:
> > 3) I understand why you might want to run Linux on the iSeries -- you're at
> > the mercy of Linux, but at least you get the stability of AS/400 disk AND
> > CPU AND Memory in one nice box. Hell, you can even telnet into the Linux
> > partition from a green screen to manage it.
> True, you can manage it from green screen - but yuck!  If you have a
> system that doesn't require green screen type interface (meaning
> screen-at-a-time displays, including web displays) why be confined to such
> a rotten interface?  It seems to me (and I think everyone knows by now
> what my biases are) that it would be better to have an interface that
> doesn't have such a limitation and can emulate one that does.  That way
> you can have your cake and eat it, too.
> Of course *programming* for green screen is great.  I just think *using*
> it sucks.
> And I have no idea why anyone would ever run W2K or WinXP or Win whatever,
> either on an iSeries or not.
> James Rich
> james@eaerich.com
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