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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

> 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
> 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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