Hmm... yeah, it looks like that sentence would require you to sell a piece
of software for the System i. Bummer. Well, sorry for getting everybody
excited. I led myself to believe otherwise because when you go to create a
reservation on the website it asks you how you are going to use the
reservation and there are a lot that makes it sound like you could use it
just to learn new things whereas it wasn't always like that if memory serves
me right.

Such a cool program though. And such cool technology. After your
reservation is up they save an entire instance of your i5/OS to a SAN and
then you can reload that same instance on your next reservation. Reminds me
of VMWare's vmdk files that can be simply copied from one place to another
and started up.

Aaron Bartell
http://mowyourlawn.com

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of vhamberg@xxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 4:12 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Are there any System i sites on the Internet that offer
accounts?

Aaron - it'd be great if this were generally available. But the main page
for the program still has this statement:

IBM offers this feature-rich program at no cost to all active members of the
IBM PartnerWorld. program

Have you seen a different announcement or the same service through another
site?

This site was www.ibm.com/systems/vlp

Regards
Vern

-------------- Original message --------------
From: "Aaron Bartell" <albartell@xxxxxxxxx>

They do.

Do a google search on IBM Virtual Loaner Program. It started out being
only for vendors and the like, but now I think it has opened up some
more. Note it isn't for long term but instead for short stints where
you need to test your product on a different OS or configuration.

NOTE: Make sure to read the agreement they prompt you with while signing
up.

HTH,
Aaron Bartell
http://mowyourlawn.com

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of DeLong, Eric
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 9:46 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Are there any System i sites on the Internet that offer
accounts?

IMO, this is something IBM should offer to developers. Provide host
access to a development server (managed by IBM) with access to all
developer tools (based on subscription) and technical support to
developers trying to learn new technologies. IBM has done very little
to stimulate the development of new programmers on this platform.
Access to systems for "play time" is restricted by many employers
(rightfully so, for production servers)...

Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Booth Martin
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2008 1:14 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Are there any System i sites on the Internet that offer
accounts?


Are there any System i sites on the Internet that offer accounts for
programmers to develop stuff?

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