AIX for IBM system 370

Dave Wade dave.g4ugm at
Tue Feb 2 15:33:53 CST 2016

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> Subject: Re: AIX for IBM system 370
> On 2/1/16 7:58 PM, devin davison wrote:
> > What machine would you recommend for the Linux route. The idea being
> > to run the oldest machine possible.
> >
> > I was looking at AIX because it ran on one of the oldest ibm machines
> > i could find.
> >
> > I see the big S/390 machines have pretty good linux support, but god,
> > ill never find one around here. Pretty interesting big machines though.
> The MP3000 had linux support.  They even had an option for the CPU to run
> linux.  It was cheaper than the "normal" CPUs because it was configured to
> not be able to run the IBM OS's.

Actually I really think it’s the other way round. The OS is nobbled so it won't run. For many bits of software IBM will un-nobble them but the cost means its generally not worth while...

> TTFN - Guy


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