OS/400 V3R2 License Keys for hobbyist use
Michael B. Brutman
mbbrutman-cctalk at brutman.com
Sun Mar 25 11:37:01 CDT 2007
> I have a friend who has a system that he loads
> OS/400 on, and lets it turn into a pumpkin every
> couple of months, and just keeps reloading it.
> I don't know what sorts of development you can
> do on the system, as it is closed. I would think
> that most development just consists of customizing
> either IBM aps, or those you have purchased. I
> have heard from him that you can run for some time
> on a single terminal (unknown how long, but I recall
> the couple of month time frame) and then just reload.
> good enough for testing and play.
I don't understand the comment - with compilers you can do any
development you want. That's why he needs license keys. Otherwise,
signing onto AS/400 and reloading it every few months isn't very fulfilling.
The AS/400 isn't known as a hackers box, but it does do C, TCP/IP, etc.
And some releases of OS/400 (the later ones) are POSIX compliant.
It's not a closed system.
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