New Find: AS400

From: Eric Smith <>
Date: Wed Feb 2 19:41:25 2005

Ethan wrote about an AS/400:
> Any idea what I can do with this except heat the room?

I gave up on the idea of running any of the old CISC-based
AS/400 boxes because the OS/400 license for those is non-
transferrable, it costs a lot of money to buy a license,
and the service processor assumes that if the machine has
been powered down for more than 40 days, the machine may
have been sold, so it demands a password that you have to
have IBM generate for you before you can get it going again.

The RISC-based AS/400 systems apparently don't have this
problem; IBM changed their licensing policy so that OS/400
can be transferred, but they didn't change that for the
CISC-based machines. :-(

Received on Wed Feb 02 2005 - 19:41:25 GMT

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