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| -----Original Message-----
| From: midrange-nontech-admin@midrange.com
| [mailto:midrange-nontech-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Foster, Willow
| Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001 10:56 AM
| To: 'midrange-nontech@midrange.com'
| Subject: What the heck is this AS/400 thing??
| Hi all,
| I'm new to the AS/400 and I'm finding myself completely lost most of the
| time. Usually, I can find my job (WRKSBMJOB) and such, but as far as
| _understanding_ these machines.... I'm completely clueless. For example,
| I've had friends ask me why someone would use an AS/400 over a PC. I can
| generally get away with muttering something about multiple users and batch
| jobs. But, really, I'm just echoing bits and pieces I hear and
| have no true
| idea of what I'm talking about. It's driving me nuts!! I hate feeling this
| lost! I know how to use our software, but I feel like I'm on a PC and the
| only thing I know how to do is use Word. I know there's so more
| out there. I
| just can't figure out how to do it.
| So, I thought I could get a book that would explain all this to me. I've
| searched Amazon and found a couple that look interesting but I'd love to
| hear what ya'll recommend.
| Using the AS/400: An introduction
| by Patrice Gapen and Catherine Stoughton
| Mastering the AS/400: A Practical Hands on Guide, 3rd Edition
| by Jerry Fottral
| AS/400 Primer: Fundamental Concepts and Training for Programmers,
| Administrators, and System Operators
| by Ernie Malaga, Doug Pence, Ron Hawkins, and Ernie Malagan
| Starter Kit for the IBM iSeries and AS/400
| by Gary Guthrie and Wayne Madden
| Introduction to the AS/400, 3rd Edition
| by Robert W. Janson
| Any thoughts?
| Thanks,
| Willow
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