As expected, IBM last month launched new i5 boxes based on the high-octane POWER5+ hardware, along with a revitalized i5/OS packed with enhancements to make a developer's life easier. Rochester has also ditched a fixture that many AS/400-ophiles were just beginning to get used to: the iSeries moniker. No longer an IBM eServer iSeries, the platform is now to be called the IBM System i5, and "iSeries" will no longer be used as the family name. Although the "i5" name was chosen in ...

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