• Subject: Re: OS Y2K Compiant
  • From: qappdsn@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 07 Feb 1998 22:00:22 -0800

Pete Hall wrote:

> At 09:19 AM 2/7/98 +0000, Stephen Hunt wrote:
> >I could be wrong, but I'm sure someone here mentioned that V3R2 would not
> >run on the B models.... something IBM put in specifically (to kill of the
> >older boxes maybe?).
> I doubt that, but let's be reasonable about backward compatibility. Unless I 
>counted one of the toes twice, the B models came out 12 years ago. If any of 
>them are still in service, they deserve to be put out to pasture with honors. 
>What else can you think of that's 12 years old and still working?


Believe it or not...I still have two client's running 5363's and competing 
nicely thank you.  They will upgrade when Y2K becomes an 11th hour issue. $-)

For one client I brought in a stack of voter registration cards to remind them 
that their 5250 workstations and 5256 printer were old enough to vote! 
(leftovers from their S/34)

I agree with you about the respect of retirement. Come April, I'll be replacing 
a B35 with a shiny new RISC box and my companies newest release level to take 
them into the 21st century.  They've only gotten 10 years of service from the 
hardware and our 1986 release level, cheated out of 2. :)  What would be the 
annualized cost of ownership on that compared to a PC based network?

James W. Kilgore

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