pat at computer-refuge.org
Mon Nov 28 20:30:04 CST 2005
9000 VAX declared on Monday 28 November 2005 21:20:
> > BIG GOTCHA- you need to make sure your machine comes with not
> > only the OS, but also the mashine-specific intermediate layer
> > software. Unless you have a friend at IBM, they may be happy to give
> > you a replacement in return for much cash, or they may do the snooty
> > Maitre d' thing . . . and OS/400 is rumored to lock itself after a
> > certain period of inactivity as well.
> You have found the reason why there are so many DEC fans and no IBM
> fans on the mailing list.
HEY! I'm a DEC fan *and* an IBM fan...
With RISC AS/400's (or maybe just later versions of OS/400), IBM seems to
have removed the timeout restriction.
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