On Wed, 2001-12-26 at 21:22, Brad Jensen wrote:
> I just had a really strange idea to share with you. I was
> reading here about the interactive penalty under OS/400, and I
> remember reading that somebody has a BABY/400 (I may have the
> wrong product name) that emulates an  AS/400 under Unix.

Hi Brad

Just looked at the Baby/400 site (http://www.calsw.com) and Baby/400 is
described thus "It combines all the benefits and openness of Windows NT
with the power and stability of an iSeries 400 Midrange System". That
appears to rule out the Linux idea (and what's open about NT ???).
However, they do have the Unibol product (ISTR some legal argy-bargy
about just what Unibol software they ended up with) which seems to be a
sort of PASE in reverse - run (re-engineered) AS/400 apps in a Unix
environment. According to the site, this too seems to lean heavily to
MS, and I don't recall that when they were competing technologies (that
wouldn't be unusual for me ;-).

> Which made me wonder if you could use BABY/400 to emulate OS/400
> under Linux, on the same machine you started with, without the
> interactiove penalty, and hang more terminals off it.
>
> (If so I want a patent.)

Not that I like software patents, but if there was one, you'd probably
find that IBM had it covered ;-)

> It would make a great publicity stunt. Maybe even be useful.

Agreed.

Regards, Martin
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