Thanks Scott, I'm becoming enlightened already. The comparison I'm seeking is in the area of limitation (storage), data acceptance (packed, Zoned etc), reliability (AS/400 is known to be #1 in this area), openness (cross platform flexibility), portability (can any programming language be use on platform), midrange (AS/400 is a midrange), Server capability (AS/400 can be partitioned for NT, OS400 etc). I hope I make myself clear. Anyone else can jump in with their take. Oludare ----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott Klement" <email@example.com> To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com> Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 1:31 PM Subject: Re: Unix Comparison > > UNIX is an operating system. There are many operating systems that are > "based-on" UNIX, or are "UNIX-like", in addition to the official "UNIX". > (You'll hear these referred to as "flavors of UNIX") These include BSD, > HPUX, AIX, Solaris, SCO UNIX, Unixware, Linux, and many, many more. > > There is some hardware that is specifically designed for UNIX-type > operating systems. One example would be IBM's RS/6000 line of computers > which is designed to run AIX (IBM's flavor of UNIX) > > HP also makes UNIX servers, they have their own flavor of UNIX called > "HPUX". > > UNIX can also be run on other machines. For example, the PC can run > numerous flavors of UNIX. Linux is the most popular, there are at least a > dozen flavors of Linux alone... Then there's BSD, I know of 4 flavors of > BSD for the PC... Sun makes Solaris for the PC, though I've never tried > it... The list goes on... > > Its very hard to compare UNIX to OS/400 without having a better idea of > what you specifically are looking to find out...? > > > On Wed, 10 Jan 2001, Oludare Ogunmadewa wrote: > > > Hello guys, > > > > I'm researching different systems in comparison to UNIX. I need some > > education in the following areas: > > > > Is UNIX a hardware or software and what if is the software. How does > > Unix compares with HPxxxx, AS/400, PC and what other platforms is in > > the same category as Unix. What does Unix has in advantage to all its > > competitor and what is it lacking. > > > > Thanks for any of your input. > > > > Oludare > > > > +--- > | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! > | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. > | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. > | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. > | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org > +--- +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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