Wow eldavojohn, you make it challenging to associate myself with technical people of any kind. Could you have possibly replied kindly instead of being a complete asshole? Have some patience for young people, and those who know less than you. Otherwise, you may never make it out of that cubicle plastered with Dilbert comics.
What's _really_ interesting is that IBM instructs students competing the Master the Mainframe contest to download and use Hercules. At least they did in '06. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/university/students/contests/mainframe/index.html
Hirens Boot CD. 1337. Pirated. Good. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hiren.thanki/bootcd.