Open Source for IBM i – 5733OPS

IBM continues to bring more and more industry standard and open source technologies to IBM i. While IBM i has its own (easy-to-learn) interfaces and operating system implementation, it also has an extremely rich set of features that are industry standard as well as open source. 

This blog post is obsolete now that 5733-OPS has been deprecated. It is left here for historical purposes.


PASE Twilight Zone: Removing More Myths About IBM i

IBM i is an old friend. We programming geeks of golden age have been writing reliable business programs for years on IBM i. Our IBM i has protected our programming investment like a family member—operating system releases, hardware upgrades, no matter, our programs still run our businesses decades later. Unlike so many other business machines we shall not name, we people of IBM i, can truly say we got a good business deal with our IBM i.


PASE for Programmers

Download AIX Open Source binaries for your IBM i …

IBM i PASE Option 33 re-distributes many common AIX binaries so you do not have to FTP them from another AIX machine. However, if you are looking for additional PASE/Linux utilities found on many Linux laptops (zip, unzip, gunzip, etc.), check out Young i Professionals (YIPs) instructions for downloading AIX Open Source binaries into PASE.