Subject: Re: Slightly Off-Topic...
To: Ken Seefried <>
From: Vance Dereksen <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/25/2001 22:40:56
MVS wasn't designed to host other OS's though.  That's VMs job.  It does
it REALLY well though.  My machine is running NetBSD (sort of) on one
LPAR, and VM on another with Linux, OS/390, and NetBSD (again, sort of) as
guests.  It's fast.

Peace...  Sridhar

On Tue, 26 Jun 2001, Ken Seefried wrote:

> Kevin P. Neal writes:
> > 
> > Ha! You've never used Unix/390-or-whatever-they-call-it. The Unix-on-MVS
> > thing is the worst Unix on the market, hands down. Total crap. 
> Well, duh. 
> This is like saying the VAX sucks because POSIX on VMS is a turd.  Ever used 
> the Unix environment on CDC NOS/VE?  MVS/390 is really, really good at what 
> it is designed to do.  The fact that it doesn't run Unix well is, frankly, 
> not suprising. 
> BTW...Linux/390 is pretty kewl, but it runs on bare metal or VM, not MVS. 
> Ken Seefried, CISSP