WolvesOfTheNight wrote:A local college student association is looking at getting an AS/400e; someone a hundred miles away offered them one for free. However, the thing is very large; about 3.5 feet by 2.5 feet by 2 feet. We do not know how heavy it as, and are trying to figure out if we can move it.
The type number is 9406-720. Does anyone have any ideas here? I checked the IBM webpage and did not have much luck. Thanks !
Walnut wrote:How about these for Cylonish.
These are the big brothers to my deskside Onyx2.
skywriter wrote:AS400 is a business machine. they are a horror to maintain. i would pass it by.
ipaddict wrote:I own an RS/6000 workstation that stays shut down most of the time, mostly because I don't have any customers running it anymore, and partly because, though I can get around in it fine, it's a lot like using assembly to control an OS.
RS/6000 is a whole different world. It's a weird UNIX machine, but it's still UNIX, and the typical flexible, easy UNIX licensing rules apply.
AS/400 is more like the mainframe's little brother. It's fantastically expensive to get even a single-user license. Each and every bit of functionality is a layered product. There are no considerations for hobbyists, even on ancient 0.5 MIPS machines, because they're afraid you might secretly use it for OTP or terminal control.
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