Vista tn3270 is a Windows program designed to emulate IBM 3270 terminals connected to a host via IP link. Currently it is available for a free 30 day trial, and costs only $30. If you are looking for an emulator created with mainframe programmers in mind, then give this one a try. You might find some unique features unavailable even on the highest priced commercial emulators.
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For encryption users: Vista uses OpenSSL for encryption, and last year the Heartbleed bug was in the news. This year news of a possible SSL attack called POODLE that apparently does not affect TLS. The latest version of Vista contains a recent version of OpenSSL that fixes Heartbleed, along with support for (up to) TLS 1.2 which addresses POODLE.
| Vista has features designed especially for programmers, such as built-in multiple cut and paste buffers, fully tailorable keyboard, extensive select/copy/paste functions - including SelectJCL, which can pick out dataset names, parms, and other items with a single mouse click.
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Vista runs on any Windows platform, and because of its thin code can even perform well on older machines with little memory or disk space.
Vista is currently supported only through e-mail. Click here for information.
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| Vista uses bitmapped raster fonts for the clearest text possible. There are 2 sets, "Thick" and "Thin", in 73 sizes each from 4x6 to 16x36. With so many sizes you should easily be able to setup Vista to suit your monitor size and terminal model preferences, either full-screen or windowed.
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To download a 30 day trial of the Vista tn3270 Emulator for Windows, click here.
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Click here for some free items, such as a font editor and extra sound files for Vista tn3270.