the same reason they run Iseries - applications.

----- Original Message -----
From: "James Rich" <james@eaerich.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 5:27 PM
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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