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September 18, 2008  7:18 AM

New System i blog: Young i Perspectives

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Blogroll, COMMON

Young i Perspectives is a new blog from Young i Professionals (YiPs), a group of younger System i programmers. I expect a lot of good posts from them, especially on using open source on the i platform. The whole website is hosted on System i,...

July 23, 2008  11:59 AM

Only 23% moving to new System i hardware? Not quite.

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Blogroll, COMMON

Mark Hall, a columnist over at Computerworld, had a recent column about the System i, or the IBM i, or whatever you want to call it. It was called "Bye bye i." As Hall puts it, "(n)ow the company offers you a single, pathetic...

May 5, 2008  4:01 PM

Share your thoughts with IBM

Posted by: Leah Rosin
COMMON, Disaster recovery, High availability

In 2007, the Common Europe "Top Concerns" survey found that people in the AS/400 user community were most concerned about high...

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April 21, 2008  9:40 AM

Remembering Mr. 400

Posted by: Leah Rosin
COMMON, Education/training

As most first days go, my first day at was a whirlwind of activity. In the mix was my discovery of the passing of AS/400 guru Al Barsa. I perused the Common website for information on what products had been released at the recent event and came across a

March 19, 2008  11:50 AM

MoshiMoshi — say hello to a new Bytware ad campaign

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
COMMON, Security – alerts – compliance, System i software

Bytware, the System i security software company that brought you the

March 5, 2008  2:30 PM

How the Common town meeting should go

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

This is by far my favorite illustration by Norman Rockwell, one of the Four Freedoms he did that helped raise money for war bonds...

September 26, 2007  8:03 AM

iSociety chat about i5/OS V6R1

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
COMMON, Operating systems

We've talked a lot on this blog about the iSociety, that MySpace-like page for System i fan(atic)s. Every once in a while, the iSociety hosts a "fireside chat," which is basically the same as an online chat except....well, there are no differences except...

September 25, 2007  5:19 PM

Common Focus closing in

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

Common, the System i users group, will be holding its second conference this year. Called Common Focus, it is part of the group's refocusing of its efforts to have one main show in the spring and then a more...

August 28, 2007  10:44 AM

Common elects board members

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

The Common System i user group has elected the three members of its board of directors, two returning members and one new. Dan Kimmel and Wayne Madden have been reelected to their second three-year...

August 15, 2007  11:54 AM

COMMON Board of Directors voting underway

Posted by: Atrujillo

Voting is underway for iSeries user group COMMON to fill three positions on the Board of Directors. There are currently four...

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