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hpr2706 :: Why I love the IBM AS/400 computer systems

A short talk about how I came to love the IBM As/400 systems and why.

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Hosted by Jeroen Baten on Monday 2018-12-17 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: as400, ibm, computing, midrange.

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This is a talk about my love for the IBM family of AS/400 computer systems.

Although it’s a very hacker unfriendly system there is still much to admire and love.

It’s completely different from anything else which makes it nice but also very likely to disappear in few years from now. To prevent that piece of computing history to vanish I started a small initiative called It’s just me, but it does show my intention with the system.

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Comment #1 posted on 2018-12-18T17:44:59Z by Bob

Novell not AS400

It was a Novell server.

Comment #2 posted on 2018-12-20T16:11:44Z by Klaatu

Intro music

I love this retro version of the intro music. Really cool episode, too. I was not familiar with AS/400, and I don't know much about mainframes, so this was a fascinating overview. Thank you!

Comment #3 posted on 2018-12-31T04:05:53Z by Windigo

Certainly piqued my interest

Thanks for the informative episode! I've bumped up against the AS/400s a few times in my life, but never managed to find out what they were all about.

I feel this was a great intro, and I will be poking around the museum to learn more.

Comment #4 posted on 2019-02-27T19:02:43Z by Rob

hpr2706 - episode about AS/400

Hi Jeroen,

thank you for your talk about AS/400 systems . I was working with those magical machines for about a decade and I must admit it was truely enjoyable experience. Thanks again for bringing back good memories. Cheers. treboR

P.S. I don't know how about others but for me those machines will always be AS/400 no matter what new marketing name IBM would invent for them iSeries, System i, etc... ;-)

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