[SunRescue] OT: AS/400 stuff
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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
> rescue maillist - rescue at sunhelp.org
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