About the zOS system

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About the zOS system

Postby sfan » Tue 04 Aug 2020, 14:18

Due to the increasing maintenance cost of the Dezhi zOS system, we decided to leave it as is.

In the past 15 years the Dezhi zOS has been providing a friendly environment for mainframers to learn and practice the skills at no cost. Now the older hardware can barely support the ongoing activities and hence some of the disk or RAM become not usable.

I'm hesitate to initialize a fund raising to collect $$$ but I'd like to see how many people are willing to donate.

I need your opinion.

Cheers,
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Re: About the zOS system

Postby jkzup » Tue 04 Aug 2020, 15:05

Please provide me a secure channel for making a donation and I will be happy to contribute! Fandezhi z/OS should be saved!

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Re: About the zOS system

Postby steve-myers » Tue 04 Aug 2020, 21:51

It would probably require quite a lot. I recall there was a major upgrade not too long after I signed on, and that was 10 years ago. Since then, as far as I know, nothing has been done.

I have the attitude that most consumer electronics have a useful life of 10 years or so, so I can readily believe the last upgrade is pretty much done for. The good news is we don't seem to need more capacity, as in CPU capacity or storage (both RAM and disk), so we could probably get by with roughly what we have now, and that would be much cheaper than 10 years ago!

I agree with JK Zup about a secure channel, but I cannot use Pay Pal. At least for me it would have to be a credit card. Yes, I know you can link a credit card to Pay Pal, but I just do not like the way Pay Pal does business.

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Re: About the zOS system

Postby sfan » Wed 05 Aug 2020, 20:55

For the hardware, was quoted $3k-4k USD barebone
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Re: About the zOS system

Postby delorim » Fri 07 Aug 2020, 23:27

I am willing to donate also.

Rene FERLAND, Montreal
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Re: About the zOS system

Postby sfan » Thu 10 Sep 2020, 20:16

any recommendation for a "secure channel" for donation?
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Re: About the zOS system

Postby vbcoen » Sat 12 Sep 2020, 13:27

Hi; Happy to donate but as retired it will be a limited amount say £50 - 100.

I do have a ADCD version running for os390 v210 and zOS 1.10 (with limited tools), well I do when I power it up on a 24/7 AMD 8 core 16Gb system.
Also run - some what more often a MVS 3.8J system (~TK4.8).

PS don't over read the 8 core bit as it is a AMD 8350.
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Re: About the zOS system

Postby jkzup » Thu 17 Sep 2020, 23:11

I don’t know of a secure online portal but I would be willing to mail a cashiers check in US dollars.
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Re: About the zOS system

Postby jkzup » Thu 01 Oct 2020, 16:03

I am taking my offer off the table, thanks for the TSO use and goodbye!

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