You can use IBM I ACS two ways – INSTALLED or STANDALONE Personally, I prefer to run IBM i ACS as a simple Java application that is linked by a shortcut on my desktop. No installs to worry about and everything opens when I click it. I call this a standalone install. What does this

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What is a 5250 Terminal Emulator? In a previous blog about 5250 Emulators: The IBM i System (aka i5 aka iSeries aka AS/400) uses something called 5250 to stream its data to a terminal, often called a green screen. You’ve seen these clunky old terminals in black and white sci-fi movies – well we still

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Mapping Emulator Function Keys with Laptop Touchpads IBM i PF CMD Keys I like big old physical keyboard buttons for my big old physical fingers, and occasional thumb. All IBM-i Programmers will be painfully aware of the constant usage of a range of Function keys ranging from PF/01 through PF/24 (or CMD01-CMD24 in old 1980’s

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IBM i ACS (Access Client Solutions) IBM i Access Client Solutions uses the same IBM i host servers as the other IBM i Access Family products and requires the same IBM i Access Family license (XW1) in order to use the 5250 emulation and Data Transfer features. An IBM i Access Family license is required to use

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