[rescue] AS/400s

Kevin kevin at pipeline.com
Sat May 8 20:31:00 CDT 2004

That sucks.  I don't know much about the AS/400 or iSeries
hardware (or any IBMs for that matter), but from what i have read
they look to be very interesting.  I had hopes of one day
acquiring one to learn on, but if it's that much of a PITA to get
the OS, there's not much point.


On Sat, 8 May 2004 19:20:36 -0500
Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:

> On Sat, May 08, 2004 at 07:10:27PM -0500, Zach Lowry wrote:
> > Hey everyone,
> > I have the opportunity to rescue an AS/400. I have no idea
> > about the status of the OS, etc. I've heard before that
> > getting a copy of OS/400 is next to impossible. Is it even
> > worth trying to mess with this sucker?
> > Zach
> I tried, gave up, and sold my AS/400 system about two years
> ago.
> I had one of the older non-PowerPC based units (but new enough
> that it was black).  IBM refused to even acknowledge its
> existence, and when I tried to go through official channels to
> see about prices on the OS for it, all I got was "It came with
> an OS, but the seller wasnt licensed to sell you the OS with
> the hardware, sorry."
> Bill
> -- 
> bill bradford
> austin texas
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