[LINK] Mainframes

David dlochrin at key.net.au
Sat Mar 23 11:06:08 AEDT 2019

On Saturday, 23 March 2019 10:23:08 AEDT JLWhitaker wrote:

> Big Iron. Seems the only computing platforms to have truly died are the midrange from suppliers like DEC. Remember them?

They turned into Linux via DEC's Alpha platform, Sun, etc.  And I think the IBM "mainframes" have been running some version of Unix for a long time now.

> I'm also wondering about the software and languages. Are we talking COBOL and others still?

I certainly hope not!  It's more likely to be Java in an Integrated Development Environment.

David L.

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