IBM S/390 on ebay
mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Oct 24 12:18:53 CDT 2010
On 10/24/10 12:14 PM, Eric Smith wrote:
> Presumably they haven't "gone after people" for running Linux on
> Hercules, so it seems unlikely that they would go after someone for
> running Linux on a z900. We can't presume to know what an eBay buyer
> would run on it.
You still need the LIC to run Linux, and the LIC is what's tightly
controlled. One can get operating systems pretty easily, but not LIC
>> they will definitely go after someone with real hardware. Especially a
>> current machine. This is not some ancient retiree we are discussing,
>> this is a z900 that you can still buy brand new.
> I'll admit that I'm not very expert on such things, so I could be
> mistaken, but this looks to be an 8 year old model to me, not one that
> "you can still buy new".
The z900 was withdrawn from marketing three or four years ago, which
makes them pretty much "last years' model" in the mainframe world.
They're still supported.
Port Charlotte, FL
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