[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.

Joshua D. Boyd rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 13 16:08:28 CDT 2001

Aren't the zSeries machines even more tightly controlled that the Crays?
I heard one place (old Byte maybe) that you can't buy an IBM mainframe,
you can only rent them.  I've also heard that every IBM mainframe
installed has a dedicated phone line connected back to the nearest IBM

Anyway, that's what I've heard.  Can't really confirm it though.  One of
those puppies would be kinda fun to have.  

Joshua Boyd

On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, Dave McGuire wrote:

> On June 13, Jonathan Katz wrote:
> > Most companies are "hooked" on IBM because they don't know there is
> > better stuff out-there. It's much easier for a vendor to continue
> > sales to a customer after they're "locked in" to a particular
> > vendor-- both technically [ locked into architecture ] and logistically
> > [ proving to suits this new computer from Sun/whomever is better. ]
>   Six months ago I'd have agreed with this wholeheartedly...but Jon I
> have to say that I've been studying every scrap of info I can find
> about the S/390 machines, and I have to say, I am VERY impressed.
>   I must obtain one.  I must learn everything there is to know about
> these machines.
>          -Dave McGuire
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