[SunRescue] OT: AS/400 stuff

Ken Hansen rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 5 12:58:34 CDT 2001

Real OSs for Real Work.

IBM MVS traces it's roots all the way back to 1964 with OS/360.

There is no concept of a "shell" or a "command line" - there is ISPF, which
provides you a way to work with the system interactively, and TSO, which
will allow you to share your system with multiple users on termianl

*Everything* is expensive on an IBM Mainframe, but everything on them will
run forever too.

An IBM Mainframe is like a Cray supercomputer - you don't tinker around on
it, it doesn't have "netscape", and there is no SETI at Home client for it
(that I am aware of ;^).


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave McGuire" <mcguire at neurotica.com>
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 1:43 PM
Subject: RE: [SunRescue] OT: AS/400 stuff

> On June 5, Paul Khoury wrote:
> > >  Umm, no...ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND dollars.
> >
> > Opps, I forgot 2 zeros.  LOL
>   Now if only THEY would forget 2 zeros! :)
> > 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
> > UNIX?
>   Dunno.  I've not played with them.  But I will soon! 8)
>     -Dave McGuire
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