MacWheel99@aol.com wrote: > > from Al Macintyre > > You need to get some definitions straight first. > > Unix is not hardware or software, it is an OPERATING SYSTEM. I disagree ever so slightly with this statement. Operating systems are software. > AS/400 is a platform that can run several different Operating Systems. > > Once upon a time it was possible to run AS/400 with some OS other than OS/400 > such as SSP without OS/400 in the picture on the early AS/36 models, but IBM > seems to be getting away from that model, And, of course, IBM is supposed to be announcing Linux running on the AS/400 in the near future. > PC is hardware. > It supports several OS, such as Windows, Mac, Linux What PC runs Mac? (Sorry, couldn't resist. As far as I know Mac OS only runs on Mac hardware, but other OS can run on Mac hardware.) > I think of a LAN as being LIKE an OS. Novell for example. I prefer to think of LAN in the terms of hardware or like a platform as you describe above. On my LAN I can run TCP/IP, SNA, IPX, etc. without the need for an operating system. (I think Novell has a Network Operating System.) +--- | 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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