OT: Unix or UNIX or unix

Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu) amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Thu Jun 11 16:55:00 UTC 2009

On Thu, June 11, 2009 16:14, Steve Flynn wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Amedee Van Gasse
> (ubuntu)<amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be> wrote:
>>> You are not familiar with banks, are you? What do you think they are
>>> running?
>> I don't think that you are familiar with banks either.
>> The systems that *really* matter for accountability run on mainframes,
>> usually with (Open)VMS as operating system.
> You'd best make that MVS (or more commonly these days zOS). None of
> the banks I've worked in have used VMS for critical systems. You often get
> Tandem machines handling the ATM system but for the the critical
> systems like Signature Imaging, Statements, CHAPS and BACS so so forth
> you'll find a IBM mainframe (or clone) running zOS.

You are absolutely right!
I work at a large steel mill[*], and they are also using zOS over here, on
(partly virtualized? is that possible?) mainframe.

[*] Any steel mill is by definition large.
Like this one: http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/Interesting-Bitmap.aspx
I don't work at *that* site, but chances are extremely high that it's a
site from the same corporation.

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