Why not run FreeBSD instead of Linux?  That's what OSX is based on,
FreeBSD.  It's every bit as free as Linux, and IMHO it runs faster and
more stable...

It also has a Linux emulation environment, akin to the S/36 environment
on the AS/400.   I run, for example, the Linux version of Netscape, VMWare
and Real Player on my FreeBSD machines without any problems (or

Worth a try?   http://www.freebsd.org

On Tue, 11 Dec 2001, Simon Coulter wrote:
> Hello Brad,
> You wrote:
> >I wonder how many people are running Macs on their As/400?
> >(Thought I would throw that out to move this back ontopic.)
> >(And will probably get moans and groans of people saying 'not THAT
> >again). Okay, has anyone on this list bought new Macs in 2001 to
> >connect to their AS/400? How many?
> We do.  We have one iBook 'cause we're small -- its primary purpose is for
> documentation using Adobe software and for graphics work.  We bought it 3
> months ago.  The rest of our network is OS/2 (on Token-Ring).  **IF** OS/2
> becomes untenable we will probably put Linux on the PC hardware (just so it
> isn't completely wasted) and buy Macs -- including an OS-X server.  We use
> Mochasoft's 5250 emulator on the Mac and it is bridged to the Token-Ring
> network via an OS/2 Warp Server with both TR and Ethernet cards.  I plan to
> install the OS-X upgrade which has SMB support and see if I can get it
> sharing drives with both OS/2 and AS/400.  My money is on it working easily
> with OS/2 and not working at all with the AS/400 -- due entirely to the
> idiot NetServer developers who haven't created a proper SMB server but
> rather a half-arsed windows only variant -- with recent support for Linux --
> bah, Humbug!
> OS-X is quite delightful.  A nice protective GUI for those who need it and
> raw Unix under the covers for the pointy-heads.  The Mac GUI is not as nice
> or as powerful as the OS/2 Work Place Shell but it's not too bad --
> certainly better than the Microsquib effort.
> Regards,
> Simon Coulter.

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