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IT Infrastructure / Emulation

An Intimate Conversation About 5250 Emulation

Like an old friend who never seems to go home, emulation is always with us, enabling us to connect our new-fangled computer devices to an i that wasn't really designed for that type of connection.

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

We don't think about emulation much, but without it, where would we be?


Back in the olden days, connecting to the i was easy. You just ran some Twinax under the floor or through the walls and straight up to the back of your computer. The cabling was inconvenient because it limited your ability to rearrange your office unless you were adroit enough to not trip over wires running out in the open.

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Cool Things: Free, Open-Source TN5250J

It's true! You can have 5250 emulation for the Mac and Linux (and Windows too)!

mike_faustWritten by Mike Faust

As an avid Mac user, one of my primary challenges when switching from a Windows-based PC to a Mac is finding a suitable replacement for the Client Access default Telnet client. While many commercial Telnet client products are available for the Mac, one open-source option caught my attention. In this tip, I'd like to spend some time reviewing the TN5250J project and what it has to offer.

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TechTip: SuperPutty, the Enhanced PuTTY SSH Client GUI

Using SuperPutty as a window manager for the PuTTY SSH client allows for SSH, Telnet, and SCP support on Windows.

max_hetrickWritten by Max Hetrick

The PuTTY client has been providing terminal emulation for SSH and Telnet support for a little over 10 years now. PuTTY provides Windows a program to connect to the command line of Linux and UNIX machines. With a few other programs like PSCP, Pageant, and PuTTYgen, you can also gain file copy and SSH key support very easily.

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Will IBM i Access for Windows Support Windows 7?

Users who jumped in and upgraded to Vista may now have a leg up on those who held off and relied so long on XP.

Written by Chris Smith 

chris_smithOh my gosh—people are starting to get the itch. They're starting to get the Windows 7 itch as the October 22 date approaches for the release of Windows 7 on new computers and in shrink-wrapped boxes. The anxiety is starting to ripple through the IBM i world. What everyone is starting to ask is—will Client Access work with Windows 7 or are users going to be locked out of their System i data? The answer, of course, is another question: Did you really think IBM i Access for Windows wouldn't work with Windows 7?

For the past month, a team of software engineers in Rochester, MN, have been doing regression testing to see what happens when Client Access runs on Windows 7.

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5250 to the Web--A Primer for the Perplexed

Don't let information overloadwhelm stop you from reaping the benefits of browser-based applications.

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5250 Emulation

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IBM's New Access Alternatives

IBM announces two new connectivity software packages.

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Go with the 5250 Work Flow

Automating your work flow can streamline your day-to-day operations.

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