OT: Unix or UNIX or unix

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Fri Jun 12 13:20:49 UTC 2009

Sandy Harris wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 3:14 PM, Christopher
> Chan<christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
>> I doubt that banks run everything on Windows. Most likely Solaris or
>> some other UNIX will be at the core. Any bank or stock exchange that
>> converts fully to Windows and trumpets it deserves what they get.
> A lot of banks, stockbrokers, and other big firms run their core systems
> on IBM mainframes, a big box with DB2 as the SQL database. Their
> desktops are fairly often Windows, though.

You think?  None of the mainframe users I've worked with would run DB2 (or 
any rdb) for anything except end-user reporting, with the DB2 database 
populated nightly out of IMS.

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