[SunRescue] OT: AS/400 stuff
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Tue Jun 5 03:14:36 CDT 2001
On June 5, Paul Khoury wrote:
> >> Damn. So it's not really all that useful then?
> >> What I would like is a PC500/P390 machine, or one of the P370 cards.
> >> That is, if I can also find the S/390 software for it (VM/ESA I think?).
> >> I saw some of these, with OS/2 and VM installed selling on ebay, but they
> >> were going for almost $4000!
> > Heh...that was a *steal*. Care to take a guess at what a copy of
> >VM & OS/390 costs? Multiply that cost by 25.
> > Do P370 cards ever show up on the used market? Where might one find
> >one of those?
> Shit, $1000 for the license? Yikes.
Umm, no...ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND dollars.
The P390 (I have this on good authority from a VERY knowledgeable
friend who has several) runs the exact same OS distribution as a
"real" S/390. And keep in mind that the S/390 is a true mainframe...a
current-technology one at that. Through and through, no bullshit.
There ain't no buyin' an OS for fifty bucks for something like that.
> Well, they say on the auction it's a non-transferrable license, for demo use.
> Like anyone is stupid enough to listen to that disclaimer anyways...
I think we all know what that means. It's the seller covering his/her
ass, and it's probably defensible in court.
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