----- Original Message ----- From: "James W. Kilgore" <eMail@James-W-Kilgore.com> > > The application is on the client! =8-o > Then it's highly doubtful that the NT server is the bottleneck. With the application running on the client, and no DBMS involved, NT is just file serving. > What a F***ing nightmare! That's my point, PC based accounting, repeat, > accounting, software is client dependent. The AS/400 is, big IS, an accounting > platform. > > No, NO, No, the DB -AND- the application is centrally located. > Well, this is mainly an application issue. MAS90 & Peach-Tree are pretty much stand-alone PC apps that are tweaked to allow simultaneous access over a network. MAS200 is the higher end client/server product that runs against an DBMS. > Just imagine if every web client had to have web server code at the desktop to > run. No, the server is the server, the client should not -NEED- the > application. It's possible, using Cytrix and/or Terminal Server. But I understand what you're saying. I've found that most Win32 application developers have a single-user mindset. Having never used a true multi-user system like the AS/400, they lack the experience to build an application the proper way. John Taylor
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