Thanks for your reply Andy.  One, what special developer's program. Pls
provide detail.  Second, if I can get some savings on the entire system I
will double the DASD.  Thirdly, I will look at the pricing of CAE and make
that decision.  Lastly, Query is a qiuck report writer, reusable, not too
complex,  can be learn quickly, and not as dangerous to give to beginners.
SQL is like a HLL  with all the powerhouse component.  As a System developer
and an Admin I have different use for these 2 tools.  Let me know if I miss
any of your points.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Andy Nolen-Parkhouse" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2002 8:08 AM
Subject: RE: Development System on a NT 4 Server in an ADSL network

> Dare,
> The hardware and software on your configuration seems to be coming in at
> 78% of IBM list pricing.  I don't think you can do much better on new
> equipment through regular retail channels, although some of IBM's
> special developer programs might do better.
> In terms of the configuration, it doesn't look bad for a light-duty
> development box.  You'll need to decide whether 17.5 GB is enough
> storage for you.  If it were mine, I would probably want to include a
> single license of Client Access and would consider going with the
> three-year prepaid software subscription.  Personally, I would rather
> pay it up front and not worry about it later.  I would also echo the
> previous post questioning why you would want both Query/400 and the SQL
> Tools.
> Regards,
> Andy Nolen-Parkhouse

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