[SunRescue] OT: AS/400 stuff
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Tue Jun 5 13:03:39 CDT 2001
Or, if you ever want IBM to fix it if it breaks...
I don't know anyone that runs a s/370 or s/390 that is *not* under IBM
maint. contract. ANd they won't support you unless your software licenses
They may not even sell you other software if you can't prove you have an OS
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Khoury" <pkhoury2 at loop.com>
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 12:57 PM
Subject: RE: [SunRescue] OT: AS/400 stuff
> 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
> >> 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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