[SunRescue] OT: AS/400 stuff

Ken Hansen rescue at sunhelp.org
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
are legit.

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
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...
> PK
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