----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerome Draper" <jdraper@trilosoft.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 5:26 PM
Subject: Re: WHY would I run Windows on my iSeries?


> You have it figured out perfectly.  The answer is definitely "
you wouldn't
> want to ".
>
> Everywhere I go I meet Windows users who are just accustomed to
the
> freezeups and reboots.  They don't even think about it
anymore -- they just
> do it.  Many Windows machines cough and jerk on startup.  The
offending
> screens about programs or drivers that do not exist are quickly
passed by by
> clicking ok or pressing enter until the desktop presents.
>
> M$'s answer is to upgrade to their new "stable" OS.  Why would
that be
> better?  Can you image booting an AS400 with such ridiculous
startup
> routines?

Well, MS has been trying to get people to migrate from their
hacked together 3.1-95-98-me line to the nt-2000-xp line, which is
much more stable, for years. the problem is many boards, devices,
and device drivers run on the 16/32 but side, plus MS has always
priced the NT side higher.

How many of you are getting crashes on NT? NT workstation?

And the reason IBM put that xSeries inside the AS/400 was to be
able to move files back and forth across the bus instead of across
Ethernet (which was 10megabit/second when they started.)





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