I have a fifteen year old Clipper 5.3, Blinker 5.1 business application for 50 users in a manufacturing environment installed on a Dell NT Server over a 100Mb network purchased in 1999. The users mostly have Win 95, 98, XP, and 2000 workstations. My .dbf's typically contain 20,000 to 200,000 records and I am efficiently using Clipper .ntx files, however, users have always been complaining of slow processing speed. I have proposed to increase overall system speed by upgrading to a modern Dell Windows 2003 server and the swiches, hubs, routers, and network cards to 1Gb; I am anticipating a speed increase of up to 25% due to the modern server and an increase of up to 200% due to the faster network speed. Of course, the owners of my company want a more significant speed increase. I don't want to buy a new application or learn a new programming language; the system is realiable and I can meet the ever-changing company requirements through daily software changes. I remember reading on this site some of the benefits of XHarbour. I am looking for a low cost, 100% compatible, reliable Clipper replacement that runs the application much quicker than is currently being used. I don't want to learn a new language and I don't want to lose any of the capabilities that I currently have. I'd appreciate your professional comments on my situation and the simplicity and reliability of transferring from Clipper to XHarbour, and I thank you for your time.
Greg Rasmussen SoCal Apparel
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