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July 25, 2007  10:05 AM

System i user groups instrumental in platform changes

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

The COMMON Americas Advisory Council, which is part of the COMMON System i users group, played a big part in the changes made to the IBM System i platform and its operating system in recent weeks, according to the group and IBM.

The users group had a say in features being introduced in...

June 20, 2007  9:06 AM

Another iSociety fireside chat

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

Speaking of iSociety, the group has announced that there will be another online "fireside" chat coming up next month.

This time up the chat will be on MySQL and PHP and will feature Jon Paris, one of the co-founders of iSeries consultancy Partner400;...

June 20, 2007  8:39 AM

Open source System i applications?

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
COMMON, iSeries software

David Vasta suggests having a site dedicated to the creation and sharing of open source applications on the IBM System i. He points to an existing site,

May 9, 2007  7:14 AM

Focusing on System i customers, not System i sales

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

The IT Jungle has a good piece about how IBM is focusing on its System i customers more than System i sales. Timothy Prickett Morgan talked with Mark Shearer, the general manager of System i, a few times during the COMMON conference...

April 30, 2007  7:09 AM

COMMON 2007 – Opening Session

Posted by: Brein Matturro

I just returned from the Opening Session of this years Common Conference here in Anaheim. I was surprised to here about the new Common Skills Portal: Something I'm certainly going to spend a little time looking at! Some...

April 11, 2007  9:41 AM

Another iSociety fireside chat

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
COMMON, Web sites/resources

There will be another iSociety "fireside chat" tomorrow, this time with Jim Herring and Ian Jarman. Herring, the IBM System i products and business operations director, and Jarman, a System i product manager, will likely be talking about the new...

March 22, 2007  12:30 PM

Do you, or do you want to Ubuntu?

Posted by: Colin Steele
COMMON, Operating systems

I’ve been hearing a lot about Ubuntu lately. If you’ve never heard of Ubuntu, Ubuntu is a community developed operating system for laptops, desktops and servers -- and best of all, it’s a completely...

March 22, 2007  10:37 AM

COMMON Town Hall meeting — what’s up your sleeve?

Posted by: Matt Stansberry

COMMON is coming up and I'd like to know what you folks are going to ask the IBM execs. Are you going to put their feet to the fire or are you going to bemoan the name change for another year? I travel to a lot of conferences in my job, and that meeting is the only event that I've ever attended...

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