IBM Mainframe

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Sat May 2 14:49:58 CDT 2015

> On May 2, 2015, at 3:37 PM, Mike Ross <tmfdmike at> wrote:
> Well, you know they use  a custom OS/2-based front end, much like a
> 'real' mainframe SE/HMC? That thing is an absolute nightmare of arcane
> IBM complexity; that's where all my problems were, no way no how could
> I get the damn CPU to initialise... good luck, unless you have a
> running box freshly switched off (which mine was supposed to be!)
> you'll need it!

Is that any worse than the VAXen with their PRO console controllers?


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