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June 23, 2008  10:31 PM

IBM i (AS/400) turns 20!



Posted by: David Vasta
David on System i, Happy Birthday AS/400, IBM i, IBM News

It was almost 20 years ago when I got into IT, and my first desktop PC was an IBM AS/400 e90...I think it cost $3 Million. I of course was sharing it with 700 other users, but what a great beast! I just wanted to wish the IBM i (AS/400) a very Happy...

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June 22, 2008  2:58 AM

Chris Maxcer – i and AIX: Not Exactly the Same on Power Systems



Posted by: David Vasta
AIX on Power, IBM i, IBM News, Linux on POWER

Chris makes an interesting observation - LINK "There are still some differences in how IBM is rolling out its converged System i and System p server lineup -- though...


June 22, 2008  2:56 AM

IBM i and ZEND –



Posted by: David Vasta
i, i for business, i on Power, IBM i, PHP on i

Link to the POST- Mike Pavlak  Zend Blog  "I got the chance to attend the php|tek conference in Chicago last week and it really opened...


June 22, 2008  2:52 AM

Scott Klement Honored with Gary Guthrie Writing Award



Posted by: David Vasta
David on System i, IBM i, IBM News

Link to Post  "At the recent System iNEWS annual editorial...


June 22, 2008  2:48 AM

New Site is coming



Posted by: David Vasta
AIX on Power, Apple, David on System i, Domino on System i, FreeBSD, i, i for business, i on Power, IBM i, Linux, Linux in System i, Linux on POWER, Lotus, Lotus News, OpenSolaris, POWER Systems, SUN, System i, Ubuntu Linux

I am working on a new site, so between work, this site, writting for Search400 (which I hope they change the name of soon) and family, I have also found little time to start building a new site that will in the end be a hub for all things POWER based. I have to bring the community together under...


June 13, 2008  12:49 PM

IBM i Power Blades not selling….YET?



Posted by: David Vasta
AIX on Power, David on System i, i, i on Power, IBM i, IBM POWER Blades, Linux, News, POWER Systems, System i

BladeCenterSCOMMON 2008 announced the...


June 9, 2008  1:14 PM

IT Jungle – They System i is gone so how are we going to all find work?



Posted by: David Vasta
Employment, Employment on System i, i, i on Power, IBM News, Salaries on System i

I know the title is rather scary and not "real" but the truth of the matter is this. The companies that run the i are slowly moving away and the people knowing the i are getting older, hence those two factors are driving companies away from the platform. The next big problem is how do you get job...


June 5, 2008  2:40 PM

IBM Eye



Posted by: David Vasta
David on System i, i, i on Power, IBM News, Other Blogs, System i

I found this blog the other day and find it interesting. I just wanted to share it with you and hope you all enjoy it too. LINK - IBM Eye 


May 29, 2008  8:23 PM

What’s in a name? More from the front to change the name



Posted by: David Vasta
i, i for business, i on Power, POWER Systems, System i

After what has been a pretty quiet week, and a few weeks of nothing much from IBM about anything at all and more over not much in the way of the i. I was reading around the web and found a nice little article about


May 20, 2008  1:11 AM

What do you call your AS/System iSeries 400 in your IT shop?



Posted by: David Vasta
David on System i, i, i for business, i on Power, System i

I like every one still call the i all kinds of things. Which is of course bad but I like others in the industry want to know the following things?

  1. What do you call the i now?
  2. What do you call the i in conversations with peers?
  3. What do you call the i in...


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