1977 was the start mate, but yeah: ### ancient and, it s quite the opposite folks:NevilleGoddard wrote:MVS 1974????????
MVS runs under Hercules emulator ON BSD, not the other way around!
but it IS tricky... ready-to-run Turnkey systems are available for Windoze and Linux, but NOT BSD, although a few maniacs got it running on MAC, so I m deeply confused where my error is on Free-/GhostBSD that it does NOT work at a certain stage...
but I m in contact with the maintainer of a great tutorial to build MVS from scratch (at least starting with the orig. IBM tapes) and we ll see, what comin out of this... except for this: there IS a ready to run system called TK4, which starts MVS unattended and You really get a IBM Mainframe system working under Hercules, even on a notebook...unbelievable!!!
But before I get totally "nerdy" with a Mainframe system (what productive use could that mean except for testing?) - I ll stay with max. workstations and Unix or BSD and make my life a BIT easier! LOL
But besides databases and SQL my interest always focused on different systems and I was always fascinated by these gigantic mainframes from thrillers and SF movies from the 70s, with these HUGE terminals and cabinets with turning tapes that covered a whole room!
and without real programmers´ skills, it s a bit of a "white elephant" to do mainframe, really!!