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   Technology StocksMSFT: Will NT kill SUN, HP and IBM?

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To: Michael L. Voorhees who wrote (96)8/22/1997 12:28:00 PM
From: Jalali
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"If you build it, they will come ." does not work. You have to market and hype an operating system.
Microsoft is winning the war for Accounting Application Vendors, the largest business market.
Every major vendor is creating accounting applications for NT.

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To: David A. Lethe who wrote (97)8/22/1997 5:52:00 PM
From: Don Hurst
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David, what is your opinion of the AS/400e?

Also, why is IBM not making a stronger case for OS/400 and the
AS/400e against NT for the network server business? Maybe I am
missing something but I would think other then the "proprietary"
issue, e.g. not wintel, the AS/400e with OS/400 should be a
very strong contender for this business.



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To: Don Hurst who wrote (99)8/24/1997 4:54:00 PM
From: David A. Lethe
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Traditionally, the AS400 (and UNIX boxes in general) have not been marketed as file/print servers.

You don't need the horsepower that the AS400 (or RISC-based) machines to provide simple network services. The bottleneck is the network backbone. That is why this function is traditionally departmentalized.

The AS400e announcement is important, but not much more then a new product announcement of faster/cheaper/better that customers expect from IBM.

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