Um, virtually nothing ?
No, wait, actually something !

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 6:01 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Free iSeries to a good home

I once thought of getting my own home machine. But I want the latest OS.
I wouldn't want one level behind. That's my personal preference and y'all are entitled to your own. I would probably use a timeshare service.
As far as operations go, if a timeshare service allows me to IPL and apply PTF's and what not I'm good with that.
I've not seen a single lpar machine in quite some time so the operations aspect of watching numbers flash on the physical box versus on an hmc holds little attraction.
I do so many OS upgrades, firmware upgrades, PTF's, etc remotely that, again, the physical box on site buys me what?

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

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