About a year ago I was looking into the integrated server and I ruled it out
(hell, even the IBM sales reps ruled it out).  For the price it was charged,
you could buy something 5 -10 times as powerful from a quality vendor.

As another email mentioned an advantage would be remote reboots.  By
PCAnywhere and remote connect via the network and reboot it.  Win2K has the
administrative terminal server.  Connect that way and reboot.

I do not see how it lowers support costs since you still need soemone that
know Windows to do anythig with it.  Just because it is on iSeries hardware
does not mean it is not Windows.

Windows has stability issues no matter what hardware it is on.  Granted
using better and HCLed hardware helps it, but it has its own native issues.

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
----- Original Message -----
From: "Art Tostaine, Jr." <art@link400.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 6:36 PM
Subject: RE: WHY would I run Windows on my iSeries?

> 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.

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