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Re: IBM i Access on Windows 8 tablets



fixed

I just got my Surface Pro 128 yesterday (got lucky and snagged it online at
a local BB before the store opened) and it runs powerterm just fine. I've
been running the same copy of powerterm for years and years. I'm sure it
would run CA just fine as well as any other Windows software.

Brad
www.bvstools.com


On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 2:54 PM, Matt Olson <Matt.Olson@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

It's most likely a funding problem to keep the updates rolling out. IBM i
market penetration keeps going down from everything I've seen.

The Power hardware is pretty slick, but I think people who don't have lots
of legacy application baggage are more apt to use a version of Linux / Unix
on the power platform rather than iSeries for a whole host of reasons such
as:

1. Much broader vendor / third party product support
2. Larger user base on Linux/Unix than IBM I, and therefore easier to
find skilled workers
3. The OS is free (depending on your Unix variant)
4. Boat loads of open source / free software

IBM themselves chose Linux over IBM i when building Watson presumably
because of the more advanced software available on Linux for which Watson
is based (Apache Hadoop and UIMA)

Matt

-----Original Message-----
From: rob@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:rob@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 2:37 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: IBM i Access on Windows 8 tablets

Thank you. It's the Golden Rule thing: Do unto others as you'd have them
do unto you. When IBM launches rNext I'm sure they'd like all the players
to have participated in the beta program and be ready on GA date. W8 had
an extensive beta program. IBM should have been on that like stink.


Rob Berendt
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From: Matt Olson <Matt.Olson@xxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 02/21/2013 03:31 PM
Subject: RE: IBM i Access on Windows 8 tablets
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx



Agreed.

-----Original Message-----
From: rob@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:rob@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 2:25 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: IBM i Access on Windows 8 tablets

I've submitted DCR's clamoring for support for W8 for IBM i Access for
Windows. This crap of waiting until the OS is so obsolete it's been
replaced has to stop.


Rob Berendt
--
IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail
to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755
http://www.dekko.com





From: John Jones <chianime@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 02/21/2013 03:12 PM
Subject: Re: IBM i Access on Windows 8 tablets
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx



If it's Windows RT, then "no" as it's not x86/x64-based.

If it's Windows 8, then "yes" since it's Windows 8. Tablet is just the
formfactor. You linked to a Surface Pro, which runs real Windows 8. Once
IBM supports Access on Wn8 it will work.

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 1:20 PM, Tom Hightower <tomh@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

One of our owners wants to know before she buys: can she install System
i
Access on a Win8 tablet:




http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Microsoft+-+Surface+Windows+8+Pro+with+128GB+Mem





ory/7952262.p?id=1218862422867&skuId=7952262&st=windows%208%20tablets&cp=2&l
p=4#

I told her yesterday that I didn't know for sure, but she's asking again
today. So. I'm asking the experts.

Tom

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