[SunRescue] OT: AS/400 stuff
rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 5 11:57:35 CDT 2001
On Tue, 5 Jun 2001 04:14:36 -0400 (EDT), Dave McGuire wrote:
>> Shit, $1000 for the license? Yikes.
> Umm, no...ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND dollars.
Opps, I forgot 2 zeros. LOL
> 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.
Didn't think so. 500 bucks would be nice, but I doubt that also.
So how does OS/390 or VM, or MVS (whichever it is) compare with
>> 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.
Of course. I mean, who is stupid enough to wipe it and pay $100,000 to
have a legit license? Unless you're the NSA or something, but in that
case you'll either have new or better hardware...
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