This may not answer any of your questions directly, but i have not even
used linux yet,(i have a version sitting at home, ready to go, but time is
against me at the moment!) but i am very interested in linux, especially as
i come from an Amiga background and hope to see it as an alternative to
Winblows.  I am an AS/400 programmer, and of course we use WINNT 4.0.  Our
company's lifeblood is connection to the AS/400, and whilst there isn't a
better emulator on Linux for 5250 emulation, obviously our company cannot
consider going to Linux.  If this hurdle was out of the way, and we had a
really great product for 5250 emulation, i feel that our company (Denso
International Australia, and for that matter, the rest of the Denso Global
Group) would seriously consider moving to linux.

Just my thoughts/views

Regards







"Jason M. Felice" <jasonf@Baldwingroup.COM> on 30/09/99 10:02:46

Please respond to LINUX5250@midrange.com

To:   linux5250@midrange.com
cc:    (bcc: RICK A PEZZIMENTI/DIAU)

Subject:  Insider Weekly Interview




Hello, all:
I've just completed an interview with Peter Martin from the AS/400 weekly
"Insider Weekly" regarding Linux and the AS/400.  (Mike referred him to me)
He posed some very interesting questions -- some of them very challenging
for me to answer since they required a step back and a look at the bigger
picture about Linux and AS/400 integration, whereas I'm typically just
worried
about "getting the damn emulator to work right."  Also questions about how
AS/400 end-users would see Linux which somewhat stumped me.  I talked a lot
about the emulator project, and mentioned some other projects, and fudged
out some answers on "where we plan to be in the future."  Hopefully I
didn't
sound too bad ;)
So I'd like to ask a few questions to satisfy my own curiosity:  The first
one is somewhat of a poll:  What _do_ you use Linux for, specifically with
how it relates to the AS/400?
The next is for the people who have implemented Linux+tn5250 emulator for
end-users and desktop systems -- how has that been received overall (be
honest) - by people with no technical savvy specifically.
The last two questions, Peter asked directly:
What is the biggest drawback of using the 5250 emulator on Linux?
What is the biggest benefit of using the 5250 emulator on Linux?
Wake up all you quiet people out there ;)
Thanks in advance,
-Jay 'Eraserhead' Felice
+---
| This is the LINUX5250 Mailing List!
| To submit a new message, send your mail to LINUX5250@midrange.com.
| To subscribe to this list send email to LINUX5250-SUB@midrange.com.
| To unsubscribe from this list send email to LINUX5250-UNSUB@midrange.com.
| Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator:
david@midrange.com
+---






+---
| This is the LINUX5250 Mailing List!
| To submit a new message, send your mail to LINUX5250@midrange.com.
| To subscribe to this list send email to LINUX5250-SUB@midrange.com.
| To unsubscribe from this list send email to LINUX5250-UNSUB@midrange.com.
| Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: david@midrange.com
+---


This thread ...


Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2020 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].