IBM 3174 C 6.4 Microcode Disks?

Paul Berger phb.hfx at
Fri Feb 15 12:27:36 CST 2019

On 2019-02-15 12:45 p.m., Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote:
> On 02/15/2019 08:03 AM, Kevin Monceaux via cctalk wrote:
>> I know, they're not called AS/400s any more.  We're on a POWER 8 box, 
>> an 8286-41A.  But until IBM comes up with a new name that's an 
>> improvement over AS/400, we're sticking with that name.  Apple was 
>> already using the letter i, and giving the platform a single letter 
>> name makes searching for online information about the platform a 
>> challenge.
> I think the ""proper (yes, with (air)quotes) name is "IBM i".  So it's 
> not a single letter.  But it is a collision ala "A. Pope" from 
> National Treasure.  (Yes, that scene blew my mind.  Hence it's the 
> canonical example that I use.)
Knowledge Center refers to it as IBM i, but it is not the name of a 
system it is just the name of another OS that runs on IBM Power systems 
and can even be vitalized on a system with other OSes.


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