Next time you train someone in IBM i administration, you should try Navigator for i as the default interface.
Written by Steve Pitcher
Not too long ago, IBM effectively stabilized the IBM i Access for Windows product. The rationale was to focus development efforts on one product that would satisfy everyone, rather than have to maintain different flavors for different operating systems. The new IBM Access Client Solutions is the modern answer to the most-often-used user functions of Access for Windows—namely, 5250 emulator, printer emulation sessions, and data transfer to and from an IBM i partition. Its Java architecture means it will run on just about anything that allows Java. I'm actually logged into a 5250 interface from my laptop, which runs Linux Mint. The "write once, run anywhere" (WORA) mentality makes sense. I don't know about you, but I'd rather have IBM spending development dollars as effectively as they can on IBM i rather than spending it on maintaining different versions of client software.
The same rationale has been used in reimagining the IBM i systems management interface, IBM Navigator for i.